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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 Artist Talk & Screening: Shezad Dawood Thursday 24 April, 2014

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Exhibiting artist Shezad Dawood will discuss his practice and current exhibition at Parasol unit, in conversation with writer and critic Oliver Basciano. With screening of 'New Dream Machine Project'.

Image: Shezad Dawood


Upcoming Lecture: Alien Culture, & Others Thursday 8 May, 2014

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Dr Mark Bould will draw on classic and contemporary science-fiction texts, films and artists to discuss how sci-fi explores identity and questions of race.

Image credit: Shezad Dawood, 'Towards the Possible Film' (production still), 2014. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Delfina Foundation and in association with Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art


Upcoming Conference: Sensingsite Monday 19 May, 2014

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sensingsite is a series of 3 research events organised by Central Saint Martins, which explores the materialities of the sensory nature of landscape and place.