FLUX and artist Sara Choudhrey invite the public and local communities affected by the Grenfell disaster to explore new forms of artistic practice by focusing on Islamic digital art. Presenting work created by local communities affected by the Grenfell tragedy together with artists Zarah Hussain, Ben Johnson and Sara Choudhrey.
The artwork created by the local community with artist Sara Choudhrey will feature geometric and floral patterns inspired by Islamic Digital Art, will represent a collaborative installation artwork to be exhibited for public viewing.
Opening Event: 28th June 2018, 6-9pm
Talk, Digital Art as Collaborative Community Practice: 29th June 2018, 7.30-10pm
Exhibition open: 30th June & 1st July 2018, 11am-5pm
Venue: Maxilla Space, 6 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ
The AYAH exhibition will be co-curated by FLUX (Oliver Gingrich, Aphra Shemza and Maria Almena) and Sara Choudhrey at Maxilla Space, North Kensington on 30th June - 1 July 2018. The exhibition will display the outcome of a collaborative installation incorporating the work produced by participants during the course of the workshops alongside the works of Sara Choudhrey, Zarah Hussain and Ben Johnson illustrating digital practices in contemporary Islamic art.
On 29th June FLUX will host a specialist talks event centred around Digital Art as Collaborative Community Practice, with a panel of guests speaking on the subject. Speakers include Sara Choudhrey (artist), Lisa Nash (Flourish, ACAVA) Fiona Hawthorne (artist, tbc) and Anastasia Dedyukhina (author, community art organiser)
The talks event is free, with a sign up required here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flux-community-digital-art-as-collaborative-community-practice-tickets-46941323763
AYAH events will be hosted by ACAVA and are supported by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Arts Council of England.