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Finding Fanon Part Two

Still from Finding Fanon Part Two by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy.

Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm. Sun – Tue Closed.

Histories of a Vanishing present the video work Finding Fanon Part Two by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, as part of Chapter 2 of their programme. Histories of a Vanishing Present is a long-term initiative conceived as a flexible structure for the production of projects invested in generating original scholarship and will run from January 9 until March 26, 2016. Imagining the exhibition as a temporal form that is shaped over time and across a multiplicity of spatialities including but not limited to thematic shows, new commissions, events and situations, and publications, Histories of a Vanishing Present intends to transform the usually insular process of academic research into a forum of (for) public scholarship; into a site wherein critical inquiry happens in direct dialogue with audiences.

The Finding Fanon series is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation. Throughout the series, Larry and David negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and decolonisation, and how these societal issues affect our relationship amidst an age of new technology, popular culture and globalisation. 

Histories of a Vanishing Present: A Prologue is curated by Cesar Garcia with Kris Kuramitsu, TMR's Deputy Director and Senior Curator.

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Aleksandra Domanovic, Maria Taniguchi & Kemang Wa Lehulere.


Date and time

27 January – 20 February 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


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