Exhibition

Finding Fanon : Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

6 Oct 2020 – 14 Nov 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 17:00
Thursday
12:00 – 17:00
Friday
12:00 – 17:00
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

Art Exchange Gallery

Colchester, United Kingdom

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Alongside ‘A Lament for Power’, we showcase Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s seminal trilogy, ‘Finding Fanon’, as they examine the politics of race, racism and the post colonial – utilising the gaming world to do so.

About

Inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), a politically radical writer whose work investigates the mental distress of colonialism and the consequences of decolonisation, ‘Finding Fanon’ explores the relevance of his writing in an age of technology, popular culture and globalisation.

By hacking into Grand Theft Auto 5, the artists discover an expansive world to work within - yet it is underpinned by hidden systems of control, making it the perfect context to discuss Fanon’s writing by offering a pertinent metaphor for the insidious structures that govern our everyday experiences.

The exhibition can be visited in person - and online

See our revised opening times below.

Please note that due to Covid restrictions, the gallery will be open to students and staff every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12 noon and 5pm.

Members of the public can arrange a viewing on a Saturday by appointment, please email gallery@essex.ac.uk to book your visit.

This exhibition has been made possible through the support of the Arts Council England.

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Curators

Jessica Twyman

Exhibiting artists

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

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