ONLINE CURATOR TALK: TENDAI JOHN MUTAMBU

THURSDAY 14TH APRIL 8PM – 9PM ONLINE VIA ZOOM 

“The best moving image and film addresses pertinent questions. It can reflect the history of the medium, or give audiences new ways of seeing the world, and imagining other worlds too. The best moving image often does all these things at once.”

We are delighted to announce that ‘We Are Here’ curator Tendai Mutambu will be joining us via Zoom from New Zealand on Thursday night, for a very special curator talk. Tendai curated ‘We Are Here’, the five artists’ film programmes for the British Council and LUX from which the films in our current exhibition are drawn. He previously visited Belfast and the GTG in 2019 for Outburst Arts. He is a writer, editor, and curator presently working as Associate Producer on Aura Satz’s first feature ‘Preemptive Listening’, Contributing Editor for The Art Paper, and Acting Curator at TeUru Waitākere Contemporary where he is curating a group exhibition on animation in contemporary artists’ moving image (June 2022).

This event is free to attend, and you can join us online via Zoom via the link below. The event is part Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast and Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda collaborative exhibition partnership presenting WE ARE HERE, Artists’ Moving Image from the British Council Collection and LUX.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tendai Mutambu is a New Zealand-based writer, editor, and curator presently working as Associate Producer on Aura Satz’s first feature ‘Preemptive Listening’, Contributing Editor for The Art Paper, and Acting Curator at TeUru Waitākere Contemporary where he is curating a group exhibition on animation in contemporary artists’ moving image (June 2022). Previously, Tendai was Assistant Curator of Commissions and Public Programmes at Spike Island in Bristol where he contributed to projects on Pacita Abad, Peggy Ahwesh, Eric Baudelaire/Alvin Curran, Adam Khalil/Bailey Sweitzer, Zinzi Minott, Imran Perretta, and Laura Phillips.

His other recent work includes: ‘George Watson: Kōtiro, Emepaea’ at Te Uru (2021-22); ‘The Conch’ at South London Gallery (2021); ‘We Are Here: Work from the LUX and British Council Collections’ (2019-22); ‘Artist in Profile: Marwa Arsanios’ at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (2019); ‘Sriwhana Spong: a hook but no fish’ at Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre (2018). Tendai has written for Frieze, ArtMonthly UK, LUX Moving Image, Ocula Magazine, Runway Journal of Contemporary Art and his writing has appeared in several artists’ publications including: ‘Ufuoma Essi: From Where We Land’ at South London Gallery (2021/2022); ‘Peggy Ahwesh: Vision Machines’ at Spike Island(Mousse, 2021); ‘Zac Langdon-Pole’s Art Journey’ for the BMW Art Prize at Art Basel (Hatje Cantz, 2019).

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