The Biennial Effect: Hans Haacke, Do Ho Suh, Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot and Roman Ondák in conversation

Dovetailing with my own research this talk and panel discussion at Tate Modern saw five significant international artists talk about the relevance and personal importance of biennials for their work, sharing a connection as past or future participants of the Gwangju Biennale. Hans Haacke, Do Ho Suh, Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot and Roman Ondák discuss…

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Reality Check: Artist talk by Chim↑Pom

Chim↑Pom, the six-strong artist collective known as the enfant terrible of Japan’s art scene, create distinctive works that challenge contemporary social problems, and the realities that we choose not to see. Formed in Tokyo in 2005, the group’s approach is underscored by the use of found objects, mass media, and chance. Chim↑Pom’s work mainly in…

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Bigakko: Anti-Academy – Talk by Alice Maude-Roxby

The alternative art school Bigakko was established in 1969 in the Jimbocho district of Tokyo by the publishers Gendaishicho-sha. Involving some of the most radical artists of the time and developed in opposition to the mainstream academy system, students at Bigakko experienced unorthodox teaching and workshops by Genpei Akasegawa, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Hiroshi Nakamura and Mokuma…

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