Join us for PRAKSIS's launch //
We are excited for you to join us for the official launch of PRAKSIS, held at Atelier Nord ANX from 6-9pm and featuring a performance by David Blandy & Larry Achiampong and a short talk by Dani Burrows (Director of Stratergy at the Delfina Foundation, London).
Please note that this is a private event and to get in you must sign up for the guest list via this link: Eventbrite Guest List
David Blandy & Larry Achiampong perform Media Minerals—A spoken-word and sound lecture
The collaborative duo remix sound and lyrics as a means of researching the post colonial, and its relationship to today's globalised media and technologies. The performance draws on the conflict minerals that power the new media devices we use to communicate today most of which derive from the Congo.
Dani Burrows (Director of Strategy, Delfina Foundation) joins us from London to discuss the impact and potential of international residency programmes.
ABOUT DANI BURROWS //
Dani studied History of Art at Bristol University and has spent 9 years working in the art world. She began her career in sales at Bonhams Auctioneers before joining Tate as part of the Development team for six years. In 2013 she joined Delfina Foundation as the Director of Strategy, where she created new programming models, partnerships, fundraising initiatives and produced series of artist commissions as well as deputized on the day-to-day running of the space and the team.
ABOUT DELFINA FOUNDATION //
Founded in 2007, Delfina Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to facilitating artistic exchange and developing creative practice through residencies, partnerships and public programming. As London's largest residency Delfina Foundation has hosted over 200 artists, curators and writers in residence from 30 different countries to date, partnering with institutions such as Tate Modern, V&A Museum, Frieze Art Fair Projects, Art Dubai and Chisenhale Gallery.
ABOUT BLANDY & ACHIAMPONG //
In David Blandy & Larry Achiampong's collaborative practice, they share an interest in popular culture and the post-colonial position. They examine communal and personal heritage, using performance to investigate the self as a fiction, devising alter-egos to point at their divided selves. The duo have exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally, both individually and as a duo, at venues including Tate, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; and MOMA PS1, New York.