Autumn 2015 and open call 2016

Autumn 2015 and open call 2016

Delfina Foundation

Mark Wallinger, Credo I, 2000. Ink printed on paper, 225 x 150 cm (framed), Edition 2 of 5 + AP. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

October 4, 2015

Autumn 2015 and open call 2016

Delfina Foundation
29/31 Catherine Place
London SW1E 6DY

Delfina Foundation launches a major exhibition, Then for Now, and its autumn 2015 programme of residencies and events focused on The Public Domain.   

In preparation for 2016, Delfina Foundation has released an open call for its summer programme The Politics of Food: Markets & Movements.

Then for Now
9 October–14 November, 11-18h daily (except Sundays)
Additional Frieze week open days: Sun 11 & 18 October, 12-18h

Curated by artist Chantal Joffe and curator-critic Sacha Craddock, this major group exhibition brings together 18 former resident artists of Delfina Studio Trust, the predecessor to Delfina Foundation. The exhibited works capture a particular moment in the history of the Studios, which spanned three decades. They are also testament to the impact that providing time and space can have on artistic development. This exhibition is also a collective gesture of artistic solidarity: the participants, which include five Turner Prize nominees, have donated their works to support the next generation of artists through Delfina Foundation’s residency programme.

Participating artists include: Anna Barriball, Simon Bill, Ian Dawson, Tacita Dean, Ceal Floyer, Anya Gallaccio, Lucy Gunning, Chantal Joffe, Margherita Manzelli, Ishbel Myerscough, Danny Rolph, Eva Rothschild, Mark Titchner, Mark Wallinger, Martin Westwood, Jane & Louise Wilson and Richard Woods

Thematic residency & public programme
The Public Domain: Grey Areas, Games Theories, and Covert Ops
28 September–20 December

The World Wide Web has expanded the concept of public space and the commons over the last 25 years. In autumn 2015, Delfina Foundation has invited 13 international and UK-based practitioners to explore the collapse between the physical and digital realms and examine how artistic strategies can contribute to current debates on security versus surveillance, privacy versus privatization, and autonomy versus anarchy.

International residents: Élise Atangana (France/Cameroon), Caroline Campbell (Ireland), Maryam Monalisa Gharavi (Iran/USA), Louis Henderson (UK/France), Sepideh Karami (Iran/Sweden), Marianna Liosi (Germany), Laurel Ptak (USA), Roberto Winter (Brazil) and Ala’ Younis (Jordan)

UK associates: Zach Blas, Brad Butler, and Karen Mirza

Guests:  Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (Palestine)

Launch event: panel discussion 
“Beyond Control?: Data, Privacy and Rights”
Wednesday 28 October, 18.30–20h

From the Ashley Madison leaks to Facebook Messenger’s “Marauders Map,” the media has recently been inundated with controversial stories of growing public concerns about web privacy. Launching The Public Domain, this panel discussion includes speakers from a range of fields, including Gus Hosein of advocacy group Privacy International; Joss Wright, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute; and Marianne Franklin, Professor of Global Media and Politics at Goldsmiths University, to present and debate the current state of surveillance and the net.

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler
Monday 16 November, 18.30–20h

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler present work relating to their current research into conspiracy theories, paramilitary activity, trials and incidents that conspire to add to the contemporary mythology of the Deep State in Turkey and elsewhere.

Laurel Ptak and Zach Blas
Friday 27 November, 18.30–20h

Laurel Ptak and Zach Blas host a collaborative event. Ptak’s current research builds upon her project Wages for Facebook, while Blas develops strategies of resistance to and subversion of neoliberal networked technologies. 

Decolonising Architecture Art Residency (DAAR)
23 November–6 December 

DAAR returns to Delfina Foundation to engage in the programme and host a discursive event on spatial activism and relationship between the physical and digital commons. More details will be announced shortly. 

Elisé Atangana
Wednesday 9 December, 18.30–20h

Elise Atangana leads a discussion on her ongoing 7 Hills project, which is informed by John Urry’s notion of the “mobility turn.”

Additional events and activities will emerge from the programme. Follow @delfinafdn on Twitter for up-to-date information and visit for more details. For an overview of all events in this programme, please click here

The Public Domain partners and supporters: Coleção Moraes-Barbosa, Goethe-Institut London, Institute Francais, Soudavar Memorial Foundation, and Delfina’s Family of Individual Supporters.

Forthcoming programmes: open call
The Politics of Food: Markets and Movements

Delfina Foundation is currently running an Open Call for the third season of The Politics of Food.  Taking place in summer 2016, the programme will focus specifically on the production and distribution of food, with the sub-theme Markets and Movements

Locally specific or transnationally relevant, historic or contemporary, non-profit or for-profit, the programme seeks to encompass a range of social and political perspectives. While playful responses are of interest, Delfina Foundation is keen to  think through practical, sustainable solutions with a wide range of specialists spanning the arts, agriculture, science, economics, business, health and consumer marketing.

Closing date for applications: 16 October 2015, 17h GMT

To download information and an application form, please click here.

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