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 is a writer and editor who lives in London. He is the author of two novels, MacArthur Park (2017) and Skyland (2020). His book about Peter Hujar and Paul Thek is forthcoming from FSG in 2025. He is the editor-in-chief of frieze.

Charlie Fox is a writer and artist who lives in London. He wrote the book of essays This Young Monster, directed a music video for Oneohtrix Point Never with Emily Schubert and curated twin horror shows My Head is a Haunted House and Dracula’s Wedding. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Artforum, Dazed, 032c, The Paris Review and The New York Times.

Abondance Matanda is a 25 year old Londoner of Congolese and Ugandan heritage who has written poetry for 8 years. Using her natural colloquial voice, Abondance’s poetry expresses authentic, emotive commentary on inner city life, culture and history. Projects over the years include handmade poetry zines, public performances and readings, branded commissions and visual art installations in London, Venice, Berlin and beyond.

Asa Seresin works and lives in London. He is a writer and researcher whose 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.