ARTIST IN CONVERSATION
Fri 3 Mar, 18.30
Dana Lixenberg, Toussaint, 1993
Join Photography Prize shortlisted artist Dana Lixenberg in conversation as she talks about her work Imperial Courts in conversation with Mark Sealy.
The event will be preceded by a signing in our Bookshop from 17.00 - 18.00.
Dana Lixenberg (b. 1964, The Netherlands) has been nominated for her publication Imperial Courts (Roma, 2015). In 1992, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts. Returning countless times over the following twenty-two years, Lixenberg gradually created a collaborative portrait of the changing face of this community. Over the years, some in the community were killed, while others disappeared or went to jail, and others, once children in early photographs, grew up and had children of their own. In this way, Imperial Courts constitutes a complex and evocative record of the passage of time in an underserved community.
Mark Sealy is interested in the relationship between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has been director of Autograph ABP (London) since 1991 and has produced artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide. In 2002, he jointly initiated and developed a £7.96 million capital building project (Rivington Place), which opened in 2007. He has written international photography publications, including Foam Magazine, Aperture, and Next Level. In 2002, Sealy and professor Stuart Hall co-authored Different, which focuses on photography and identity politics.
Sealy has been awarded the Hood Medal by the Royal Photographic Society and a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for services to photography 2013. He recently completed his PhD at Durham University which focused on photography and cultural violence.
£8/£5 members & concessions