‘Culture Now’

Fatima Al Qadiri on #BlackLivesMatter @ ICA, Oct 28

27 October 2016

Fatima Al Qadiri is taking part in a one of a series of lunchtime conversations on #BlackLivesMatter at London’s ICA on October 28.

Presented as part of the Culture Now programme, the series “for the culturally curious” has invited New York-based artist, musician and composer to discuss the rise of #BlackLivesMatter with Christina Heatherton and Jordan T. Camp, who co-edited the book Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. It maps what the press release calls “the rise of broken-windows policing and how this led to the current policing crisis,” while the event as whole comes in response to “a series of high-profile police killings of people of colour and centuries of racist brutality,” that gave rise to the #BlackLivesMatter movement that questions “the issue of policing and mass incarceration to the central political question of the age.”

See the ICA website for details.**


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Simon Denny & Aleksandra Domanović @ ICA, Mar 21

19 March 2014

Simon Denny and Aleksandra Domanović will be speaking for the Culture Now Friday lunchtime series at London’s ICA, Mar 21.

They’ll be discussing their upcoming exhibitions at Colchester’s firstsite including Denny’s The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom, exploring the Megaupload entrepreneur’s rise and fall among charges of copyright infringement. Building on these ideas of the personal as political is Domanović’s From yu to me, looking at the history of Yugoslavian domain ‘.yu’ in parallel with the violent dissolution of the state in the early 90s.

There will also be a coach to Denny and Domanović’s exhibition opening at firstsite that afternoon from Bethnal Green’s Museum of Childhood.

Read a review of Denny’s ‘All you need is data’ installation at Hamburger Banhof and see the ICA website for details. **

Header image: Aleksandra Domanović, ’19:30′ (2010/11). Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin.

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