FANON Now - on the legacy of ‘Mirage: Enigmas Of Race, Difference & Desire’

On Thursday 1st October LADA and David A Bailey presented FANON Now - on the legacy of 'Mirage: Enigmas Of Race, Difference & Desire'

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In 1995 David A Bailey, in collaboration with the ICA and Iniva, curated Mirage: Enigmas Of Race, Difference & Desire at the ICA. This landmark project marked a moment of considering the importance of Franz Fanon and ways in which his writings on post-colonialism, identity, cinema and psychoanalysis intertwined with artistic practices and race.

At FANON Now - on the legacy of 'Mirage: Enigmas Of Race, Difference & Desire' David was joined by artists from the original Mirage project, and artists from subsequent generations, to reflect on the contemporary moment in relation to structural violence, de-colonising culture and relations, and the power of aesthetics and its explorations of complex formations of racial identities.

This was a timely opportunity to look back at Mirage, and review the present and future conditions in relation to the thematic structure set up by the original project.

Contributors included Keith Khan, Barby Asante, Ria Hartley, Jamila Johnson Small and Alexandrina Helmsley

Download the original 1995 ICA Bulletin Brochure featuring Mirage 

Audio documentation of the event


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