Artist Talk: David Blandy

24 November 2020 / 18:30-20:30

Part of the Castlefield Gallery Associates programme of monthly events

Continuing our 2020 theme of worldbuilding, David Blandy talks about his wideranging practice which moves between performance and video, reality and construct, using references sampled from the wide, disparate sources that provide his (and our own) individualist sense of self.

David Blandy has established his terrain through a series of investigations into the cultural forces that inform and influence him, in recent works examining human consciousness within the digital world. He also has a collaborative practice with artist Larry Achiampong.

He has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; Bloomberg Space, London, UK; Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Tate Modern, London; The Baltic, Gateshead; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Spike Island, Bristol; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany; MoMA PS1, New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China.

He is represented by Seventeen Gallery, London. His collaborative practice with Larry Achiampong is jointly represented by Copperfield & Seventeen Gallery.

Films are distributed by LUX, London

Free to members of Castlefield Gallery Associates; £3 (plus fees) to non-members.
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Image credit: Illustration from “The World After”, RPG book, David Blandy, 2019, illustrated by Wumi Olaosebikan