Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa in conversation with David Campany
Artist Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is joined in conversation by David Campany to discuss his recent book One Wall a Web, made in and focused on the United States.
Through a mixture of writing, portraiture, landscape and appropriated archival images, the book describes quotidian encounters with fraught desire, uneven freedom, irrational fear and deep structural division, asking whether the historical and contemporary realities of anti-Black and gendered violence—when treated as aberrations—do not in fact serve to veil violence’s essential function in the maintenance of ‘civil’ society.
Their discussion will also touch on broader questions about the politics of representation in the contemporary moment.
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer and writer who has contributed essays to publications by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Marton Perlaki, and Paul Graham. He has been an artist in residence at Light Work, guest edited Aperture’s PhotoBook Review, and written for Aperture, Foam, the Barbican, The Photographers’ Gallery, and Rutgers University Press. His debut monograph, One Wall a Web, was published by ROMA Publications in 2018. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell, New York University, and The New School.
David Campany is a curator and writer, who teaches at the University of Westminster, London. Renowned for his engaging and rigorous writing, exhibitions and public speaking, David has worked worldwide with institutions including MoMA New York, Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Centre Pompidou, Le Bal, and the Stedelijk Museum. He is the curator of three-city Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, 2020 (Mannheim/Ludwigschafen/Heidelberg, Germany).
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