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Talks & Lectures

Parasol unit’s programme of talks and lectures provides visitors with a chance to learn more about the foundation’s exhibitions through artist and curator talks; lectures and gallery tours by renowned art historians, writers and academics; and symposia in collaboration with local universities.

Upcoming EXPOSURE 14 Award Panel Discussion Thursday 23 October, 7 pm

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Join us for a panel discussion with the winners of the EXPOSURE 14 Award: Jon Baker, Sarah Roberts and Aaron Wells.

EXPOSURE 14 Award: Sarah Roberts, 'Ar Lân [beside]'. Courtesy of the artist and Parasol unit, London.


Upcoming Talk: Shinro Ohtake and the Post-War Japanese Avant-Garde Tuesday 28 October, 7 pm

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Listen to art historian and lecturer Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak talk about post-war Japanese contemporary art, placing Shinro Ohtake’s practice in a broader context.

Image courtesy: Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak


Upcoming Talk: A Brief Tour of the Universe by Dr. Andrew Pontzen Friday 14 November, 6.30 pm

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Dr. Andrew Pontzen takes us on a lightning tour of the universe as it is today.

Image courtesy: Andrew Pontzen/Fabio Governato


Upcoming Panel Discussion: On Book Arts: Shinro Ohtake and the Artists’ Book Thursday 27 November, 7 pm

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This panel will look at both the history and the future of the artists' book, and will discuss its place within the artists' practice, the bookshop and the gallery.

Image courtesy: Ami Clarke


Upcoming Artist Talk: Linder - Nothing was simply one thing with Artist Linder Sterling Thursday 4 December, 7 pm

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Artist Linder will discuss the practice of collage and the cut-and-paste techniques of Ohtake's work.

Image courtesy: Linder Sterling