Events Mark Lewis in conversation with Laura Mulvey – Monday 12 May
Join us this Monday 12 May for a lecture to celebrate Mark Lewis's professorship at Central Saint Martins, London.
Mark Lewis will present Invention, his ongoing film project that imagines a contemporary city with no cinema or moving image devices. Invention proposes that the emerging modern city of the nineteenth century is itself the original cinema with its intense concentration of moving bodies, shadows and reflections. The project spans upcoming exhibitions this autumn at the São Paulo Biennial and the Louvre, Paris. This will be followed by a conversation between Mark Lewis and Laura Mulvey. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. For more information visit Afterall Events, and to book visit the UAL website.
Image: Mark Lewis, Penguins at Somerset House, 2011, HD video, 2min 3sec. Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Online Otwock, Poland: Site and Narrative
'Bałka's work often represents post-War Poland as a landscape of the miserablist imaginary: economic depression, Catholic dogma and the lingering traumas of the Holocaust make their requisite appearances. Otwock in particular seems exemplary as a site for the study of material memory.'
Tess Edmonson visits Otwock, Warsaw and reflects on Mirosław Bałka's initiative to bring international artists to his childhood home. For this and more specially commissioned content visit Afterall Online.
Image: Luc Tuymans, Die Nacht (The Night), 2012. View from the street. Photograph: Mirosław Bałka. Courtesy the artist and Open Art Projects
Exhibition Histories 'Apt Art: On the walls, en plein air and beyond the fence': A personal account by Vadim Zakharov
On Friday 23 May at Central Saint Martins, Afterall Exhibition Histories in collaboration with the TrAIN research centre and John Hansard Gallery will present 'Apt Art: On the walls, en plein air and beyond the fence', a personal account by Vadim Zakharov.
The Apt Art project developed from the Soviet tradition of clandestine apartment exhibitions in the 1970s and first took form as a show in the Moscow apartment of artist Nikita Alekseev in 1982. For this event Vadim Zakharov will discuss his experiences of participating in Apt Art, while sharing images from his personal archive. This event is free. For more information visit Afterall Events.
Image: Installation view of the first Apt Art exhibition, 1982. Photograph: Georgi Kiesewalter. Courtesy Vadim Zakharov