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Read My Lips
Launching October 1st, Read My Lips is a survey exhibition of image-making, community activism and public works produced by the seminal AIDS activist art collective Gran Fury between 1987 and 1995.
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Josefin Arnell: Affirmations to puke with
The third text in a series from Margaret Haines and Josefin Arnell, Affirmations to puke with accompanies Arnell's film Gag reflex / i wanna puke in heaven on show at Auto Italia.
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WHITE PINK BROWN
WHITE PINK BROWN is the first public moment in the UK for a series of performance lectures by artist and composer Yun Ingrid Lee. The series explores the implications of regulatory systems implicit within the algorithms of biometric technology, and their context within a lineage of audio-visual systems employed to manage, manipulate, and in some instances, erase bodies.
Head over to @frieze_magazine online for @fpclinton piece discussing the potential power and failings of re-contextualising archives of queer work. Mentioned in the piece is #granfury’s RIOT (1989), the group’s parody of Robert Indiana’s ‘LOVE’, pictured here in sticker and painting form, the latter installed in their 2012 presentation @80wse . . . "When the Furies – an artist group affiliated with ACT UP New York – took exception to General Idea’s public art project Imagevirus (1987–ongoing) they didn’t deface them. The work had, with dark humour, taken Robert Indiana’s colourful 1960s ‘LOVE’ logo and turned it into the word AIDS. Objecting to General Idea’s cool irony in the face of a social and political crisis, Gran Fury produced a parody of their own, this time replacing the word ‘LOVE’ with ‘RIOT’ (1989), which they posted on streets and billboards across New York."
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Josefin Arnell: Extract from diary / film production Autumn 2015 – Mothership Goes To Brazil
Published to accompany the project Sister said to Satan: my diary is too hot for you, this is the second text in a series from Margaret Haines and Josefin Arnell.
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MASS
MASS: a new project initiated during Auto Italia's one-month research residency at Cemeti Institute, Yogyakarta, Indonesia exploring the social and political possibilities within fandoms and fan culture.
Now out on @tatepublishing “Performance in Contemporary Art” by @_catherine_wood_ featuring our 2012 project My Skin Is At War With A World Of Data, a collaboration developed by @katecooper2 @marianneforrest and @theocook . . . “Wood proposes performance not as a genre separate from object-making but as a medium that has influenced the entire field of contemporary art”
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Josefin Arnell: (Great ideas and stolen stuff)
The final text of the series by Margaret Haines and Josefin Arnell accompanying their exhibition Sister said to Satan: my diary is too hot for you at Auto Italia.
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Sister said to Satan: my diary is too hot for you
Sister said to Satan: my diary is too hot for you is a newly commissioned installation from artists Josefin Arnell and Margaret Haines, presenting a collection of moving image works, texts and posters exploring their shared interests in ideas of destiny, collective experience and mysticism.
The Government Has Blood On It’s Hands installed currently at Auto Italia + @nypl archive image of protestors in the 90s the show is open today from 12-5!
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Margaret Haines: Sex Without Threat
The fourth text in a series from Margaret Haines and Josefin Arnell accompanying their exhibition Sister said to Satan: my diary is too hot for you at Auto Italia.
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Words fail me
Words fail me is a newly commissioned project initiated by artist Adam Gallagher exploring how art is reckoned by language, and how its objects are spoken to or about.
install view of Read My Lips, show continues to 2 December photography: @originalandthecopy
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Daylight Management
Daylight Management is the first public moment in the UK of the Night Shifts project, a sprawling network of artists, researchers, scientists, night-shift workers and union representatives initiated and led by artist Martin Kohout.