Brent Biennial: Public Programme Revealed

9 October 2020

Rasheed Araeen, Zero to Infinity at The Library at Willesden Green Part of the Brent Biennial, Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture Photo © Thierry Bal

PROGRAMME OF ARTIST TALKS, SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED

Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture presents a new programme of online events to mark the first BRENT BIENNIAL. Presented in association with ArtReview, the programme includes artist talks, screenings, podcasts and performances.

Among the topics, to be addressed through public conversations, walks and online game-playing, are the politics of libraries in the face of austerity; the hidden stories and histories held by local people; and how environmental catastrophe is a local as much as a global problem.

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Events

DAVID BLANDY: 8,000 YEARS IN THE FUTURE

Join Brent Biennial artist David Blandy, critic and curator Gabrielle de la Puente, and publisher and curator Sarah Shin as they embark on an online roleplaying game set in Harlesden 8,000 years in the future.

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TALK: RUTH BEALE AND BRIAN GRIFFITHS IN CONVERSATION

Join artists Ruth Beale and Brian Griffiths as they discuss their commissions for the first Brent Biennial, exploring the critical role of libraries in our communities and the threats they currently face. The talk will be hosted by ArtReview Editor-at-Large Oliver Basciano.

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PODCASTS: AVANT-GARDENING

A series of podcasts exploring the local histories of Barham Park in Brent, developed by Avant Gardening artists’ collective. Their work investigates social spaces, communication and the urban environment.

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PERFORMANCE: THESE DAYS

Dr Robert Laing presents a new performance filmed at the Wembley Library and Civic Centre, investigating the themes and concerns behind artist Dan Mitchell’s commission for the Brent Biennial THESE DAYS EVEN REALITY HAS TO LOOK ARTIFICIAL, a large-scale text installation covering the outside of Wembley Library.

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