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Exhibition Histories Talks: David A. Bailey

18 oct 2018
Public talk
Whitechapel Gallery, London.

This event is the sixteenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London. Artist and curator David A. Bailey will be in conversation with editor and researcher Louis Hartnoll discussing ‘Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire’ which took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London in 1995.

Installation view, ‘Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire’, showing paintings by Glenn Ligon and an installation by Glenn Ligon & Byron Kim, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1995. Courtesy ICA, London.

Opening up ‘Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire’ to include a series of artworks, performances, film screenings and an extensive discursive programme, the two-month exhibition sought to interrogate the legacy of Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks and its core themes of anti-colonialism, psychoanalysis, philosophy and critical race theory.

Exhibition Histories Talks: David A. Bailey
Thursday 18 October, 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £9.50 (Concessions £7.50). Tickets will shortly be made available on the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.