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Shama Khanna, Urara Tsuchiya & Rehana Zaman Working Group

Sat 10 March 2018

This session led by Shama Khanna, Urara Tsuchiya and Rehana Zaman will take up a 'politics of pleasure' over the course of a clay workshop. Together we will think through desire, race and sexuality with the assistance of readings, modelling, films and conversation.

Shama Khanna is an independent curator, writer and educator based in London. Since 2013 she has curated Flatness, a multi-format research and commissioning project engaging in ideas around the screen-based image and culture after the internet. Khanna has presented screening and discussion events relating to Flatness at international venues including Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Chisenhale Gallery, The Showroom and Auto Italia in London, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Western Front, Vancouver, Microscope, New York, Rupert, Vilnius and warehouse, Berlin.

Khanna has curated numerous artists’ projects and commissions both independently and as part of collaborations with Jerwood Visual Arts, The Showroom, Goldsmiths, LUX/ ICA/ Tramway Biennial of Moving Images and Outpost in the UK, P.S. 1 and PERFORMA in NYC, Documenta14 in Athens and many more. Recently, she has been part of juries for the annual Koestler Trust awards, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and the LUX acquisitions panel. She teaches at Kingston and University of the Arts, London and co-edits the publication A-or-ist with 7 other writers.

Urara Tsuchiya lives and works in Glasgow/London. Tsuchiya works mainly with performance, ceramics, video, and live events, often incorporating soft sculpture, costumes, ceramics and home cooking. These function as props to set up an alternate environment for out of the ordinary behaviours to take place. She is a visiting artist at Goldsmiths college. Solo shows include:Room Service, Union Pacific, London, 2016,Connoisseurs world, Queen’s Park Railway Club, Glasgow, 2015; You have been selected, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012. She is currently working towards GI festival in April/May and solo presentation at liste at basel in June.

Lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited and we would appreciate if you could let us know if you have booked a place and can no longer make it, so we can offer to other attendees.

Travel support can be provided for anyone who would otherwise not be able to attend. Contact ainslie@cca-glasgow.com or 0141 353 4900 if you have any questions and if we can do anything to make your attendance easier.