21/8/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday when Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, joined Luke Willis Thompson to discuss his new commission, autoportrait. Photographs from the event are by Sam Nightingale. 

This is the final week of Luke Willis Thompson’s commission, autoportrait, at Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm. Thank you to everyone who has visited the exhibition so far. Media coverage to date includes Art ReviewThe GuardianEvening StandardDazedNoted NZ and Contemporary HUM.

To explore audio and video documentation of the exhibition’s engagement programme, please click here. Recordings include Thompson discussing autoportrait with Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery; Peter Shand, Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, reflecting on Thompson’s commission in relation to his wider practice; and Orit Gat discussing the difference between photo, image and event, and the anxiety of sharing online.

Chisenhale programme alumni, Shen Xin will present her film Provocation of the Nightingale #1 as part of Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2017 on Friday 25 August at 8pm.

14/8/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday for a screening and discussion with Luke Willis Thompson and the Mile End Community Project, an organisation working with young people on film, art and media projects in East London. This event was part of Stop Play Record, a three-year programme for young people aged 16-24 years who are interested in experimental film. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale. 

The last of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition events takes place this Thursday 17 August, 7pm, when Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, joins Luke Willis Thompson to discuss autoportrait. This event is now fully booked. Places may come available on the evening but entry cannot be guaranteed.

Media coverage of Thompson’s exhibition to date includes articles in Art Review, Guardian, Evening Standard, Dazed, Noted NZ and Contemporary HUM. To listen to Luke Willis Thompson discuss his new commission, autoportrait, with Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, please click here.

7/8/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday evening, including those who came as part of First Thursdays Art Bus Tour, for an introduction to Luke Willis Thompson’s new commission, autoportrait, by Eliel Jones, Exhibition and Events Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery. Thank you also to Journey to Justice – a volunteer led education charity with a remit to inspire and empower people to take action for social justice through learning about human rights and the arts – for holding their meeting at Chisenhale Gallery and visiting and discussing Thompson’s work. Images are from the evening events, by Sam Nightingale.

This week please join Luke Willis Thompson and the Mile End Community Project – an organisation working with young people on film, art and media projects – on Wednesday 9 August, 5.30pm, to hear them share their work and methods of production. This event forms part of Stop Play Record, a three-year programme for young people aged 16 - 24 who are interested in experimental film. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. 

For the final year of Stop Play Record (2017-18), Chisenhale Gallery is working with two young artists, Wajahat Hussain and Anita Boateng, to commission and produce new short films. To find out more and watch recent film commissions, please click here. 

The last of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition events takes place next Thursday 17 August, 7pm, when Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of African American Studies, America Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, will join Luke Willis Thompson to discuss autoportrait. Please click here for more information.

This Thursday, 10 August, 7pm, Luke Willis Thompson will be at the Swiss Institute, New York, for an artist talk and screening of his recent work Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries (2016), produced during his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2016-17). For more information on this event, please click here.