AHSS Presents - a conversation with: David Blandy 'The World After: Art, Fantasy and Building Communities'

Events — Public Lecture Series Microsoft Teams Live Event
21 April 2021, 17:30

For this talk, David Blandy will talk about his art practice over the last twenty years, examining how we define ourselves through the stories and images around us, culminating in a series of works around community. He will relate how, working individually and in collaboration with artist Larry Achiampong, he has made video, installation and performance work that confronts Britain’s relationship with Empire, identity and race. Blandy will then explain how he is currently using the speculative and communal potential of fantasy and roleplay games to test the idea that in order to build a new society, we must first imagine it.  


David Blandy (b. 1976) has established his terrain through a series of investigations into the cultural forces that inform and influence him. He has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Focal Point, Southend-on-Sea; MUHKA, Antwerp; Art Tower Mito, Tokyo; Kiasma Museum, Helsinki & Tate Modern, London. He is currently artist in residence at Cambridge Biomedical Campus.  Represented by Seventeen Gallery, London. www.davidblandy.co.uk 


Headshot photo of David Blandy.
Headshot photo of David Blandy.

Event contact: Kira.lawson@aru.ac.uk