Darwin Building B40 LT
Entry notice, Gower Street door closed. Please enter via Darwin Walk (off Malet Place)
Join artist and Slade Alumni Larry Achiampong in-conversation with The Showroom Director Elvira Dyangani Ose to discuss his current Art on the Underground commission ‘PAN AFRICAN FLAGS FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE’.
As part of the Achiampong’s on-going multi-disciplinary and multi-site project ‘Relic Traveller’, the artist has interrupted the traditional red and blue logo that since 1908 has been synonymous with the Underground and London. The commission seeks to consider the possibilities of alternate histories and forms part of Art on the Underground’s 2019 programme which looks at the role artists can play in forming ideas of togetherness and belonging.
Larry Achiampong (b. 1984, UK) is a Jarman Award nominated artist (2018). He completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster in 2005 and an MA in Sculpture at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. He lives and works in London and has been a tutor on the Photography MA programme at Royal College of Art since 2016. Achiampong currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Iniva (Insitute of International Visual Arts) and is represented by C Ø P P E R F I E L D.
Elvira Dyangani Ose is Director of The Showroom, London. She is currently affiliated to the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada and Tate Modern Advisory Council. Until November 2018, she served as Creative Time Senior Curator, where she most recently curated their 11th edition of their Summit. Previously, she curated Laura Lima’s Horse Takes King, the last iteration of the four-part project, Slight Agitation at the Fondazione Prada, where since 2015 she has curated exhibitions such as, Theaster Gates’s True Value, Nástio Mosquito’s T.T.T. Template Temples of Tenacity and Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer.
Dyangani Ose was Curator of the eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary art, (GIBCA 2015) and Curator International Art at Tate Modern (2011 – 2014). Previously, Dyangani Ose served as curator at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, as Artistic Director of Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi Biennial (2013), and as Guest Curator of the triennial SUD, Salon Urbain de Douala (2010). Main curatorial projects include: A Story Within A Story… (2015), Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist (2013), Across the Board (2012–2014), Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies (2010), Arte Invisible (2009, 2010), and Olvida Quien Soy/Erase Me From Who I Am (2006).
Dyangani Ose has published and lectured on modern and contemporary African art and has contributed to art journals such as Nka and Atlántica. She studied a Doctoral Degree in History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University, New York; has a MAS in Theory and History of Architecture from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona; and a BA in Art History from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.