Anne Hardy, Gillian Wearing, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jane and Louise Wilson
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
The Witness-Machine Complex
16 September – 14 November 2021
Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents his solo exhibition, The Witness-Machine Complex, at the Kunstverein Nuremberg. The work examines the role of the simultaneous translators and the then-novel electronic acoustic infrastructure deployed to enable their work at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945/6. Allowing the International Military Tribunal to take place in Russian, French, German, and English simultaneously, the work of the translators and their apparatus set precedent for subsequent international legal procedures. His installation at the Kunstverein Nuremberg invokes this technological architecture and the now inextricable relationship between testimony and technology.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Olivia Plender and Oscar Tuazon
34th Bienal de São Paulo
Though it's dark, still I sing
Pavilhão da Bienal
Portão 3, Vila Mariana
São Paulo, Brazil
4 September – 5 December 2021
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 10am - 7pm
Thursday and Saturday, 10am to 9pm
Congratulations to Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Olivia Plender and Oscar Tuazon for their participation in the 34th Bienal de São Paulo curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Paulo Miyada, Carla Zaccagnini, Francesco Stocchi and Ruth Estévez.
Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism
Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow G40 1BP
14 August - 16 October 2021
Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism is a research project and group exhibition that takes the history and collections of the Glasgow Women’s Library as a starting point to explore how art and activist production from the 1970s through to the contemporary moment have challenged existing systems of care, support and maintenance, and imagined vital alternatives.
As part of Life Support, Olivia Plender was commissioned to transform the GWL Community Room. The artwork, titled Our Bodies Are Not the Problem, the Problem is Power, introduces a new focus on feminist and queer health activism and will permanently transform the library's Community Room.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
1 September – 7 November 2021
113 21 Stockholm
Bonniers Konsthall presents one of the most expansive exhibitions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan to date, which includes a new series of work that allows for an interrogation of witnessing and testimony. The title Dirty Evidence comes from his definition of evidence in which a truth value is derived from its very inadmissibility before the law. It is precisely the evidence’s figurative dirt and dirtiness that works toward the production of truth.
On the occasion of this exhibition, Bonniers Konsthall and Lenz Press will publish Lawrence Abu Hamdan's first major monograph. This richly illustrated publication will present a comprehensive overview of his practice over the last 10+ years. Contributors include Natasha Ginwala, Ruba Katrib, Andrea Lissoni, Ramona Naddaff, Theodor Ringborg, Yasmine Seale and Eyal Weizman. The book is edited and introduced by Fabian Schöneich.
Performance: A Thousand white Plastic Chairs
followed by Artist Talk with artistic director Theodor Ringborg
1 September 2021, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Book Release and Panel Discussion
6 October 2021, 6.00 pm
Into the Thousand Mirrors
28 August – 31 October 2021
Lismore Castle Arts
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Air Pressure: A Diary Of The Sky
26–27 August 2021
Frankfurt am Main
Lawrence Abu Hamdan's first live audio-visual report for the Daght Jawi project will take place at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm with three live performances.
Air Pressure: A Diary Of The Sky is part of This is Not Lebanon, a Festival for Visual Arts, Performance, Music and Talks. An artist's talk will follow the performance on 27 August.
Q: Why Berlin is an alluring home for Canadian artists
In this episode of Q on CBC radio, AA Bronson speaks to Vanessa Greco about life as an artist in Berlin.