30 November 2023, 18:30 — 20:30
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Join us for reading event with Andrew Durbin, Charlie Fox, Abondance Mantada and Asa Seresin on Thursday 30 November, at 6.30pm, organised in conjunction with our current exhibition by RM, A Story Backwards.⁠

The evening will be an opportunity to engage with the themes of identity, story telling and performance that are central to RM’s commission in the gallery. It will include creative writing, poetry and essays, explored through the eyes of artists and writers working in London.

The event is free to attend, book now by using the link above.

The event has been supported by Goethe-Institut London and Pro Helvetia.

Auto Italia’s commissions are made possible by our Exhibition Circle and Member supporters.

Andrew Durbin (b. 1989, USA) is a writer and editor living in London. He is the author of two novels, MacArthur Park (2017) and Skyland (2020), both published by Nightboat Books. His book about Peter Hujar and Paul Thek is forthcoming from FSG (2025). He is the editor-in-chief of Frieze.

Charlie Fox (b. 1991) is a writer and artist living in London. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Dazed, 032c, The Paris Review and The New York Times, and he is the author of a book of essays, This Young Monster, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions (2017). He curated twin horror exhibitions My Head is a Haunted House at Sadie Coles HQ, London, and Dracula’s Wedding at rodeo, London (both 2019).

Abondance Matanda (b. 1998, UK) is an artist, curator and poet of Congolese and Ugandan heritage living in London. Using her natural colloquial voice, Matanda’s poetry expresses authentic, emotive commentary on inner city life, culture and history. Her projects include poetry zines, public performances and readings, brand commissions, radio broadcasts, and visual art installations at spaces including Cob Gallery, London (2018) and Venice Architectural Biennale (2018).

Asa Seresin is a researcher and writer living in London. His work focuses on issues of gender and sexuality, particularly heterosexuality, as well comedy, art, genre, and psychoanalysis. He is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania and is concurrently writing a nonacademic book about divorce. Awards include the Kings College Fellowship (2023) and Sweeten Award (2022).