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The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto

Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 to Saturday, January 19, 2019
Private View: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 18:00
Opening Hours: 
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
Address: 
The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Shades of Noir is pleased to present The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto at the Nunnery Gallery.​

During this pivotal period of political change, The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto entails an exhibition of artworks in response to Sabrina Hasan’s working model Socio-Parasitology. The ambition of this exhibition is to put into discussion the positive parasite-host relationship, as a means of exercising new methods aimed at finding social change by editing the current pejorative perspective of human bodies behaving parasitically towards each other and new hosting environments. The exhibition aspires to further develop the ethnographic context of the social body inclusive of the immigrant – expanding it in an interpersonal science-led narrative as a means of interrogating our existence, usage and value in the current political crisis. The exhibition is in the lead up to Brexit and is a polemic act of resistance for positive change in the UK in supporting minority groups, immigrants and the communities we live in.

This will take a multi-dimensional format alongside the duration of the show, which includes an Early Morning Crit, Parasite and Migrant Symposium, Drop-In sessions and a highly anticipated Curator’s Talk!

All artists involved in the show, are responding to the Manifesto from their varied fields of research.

Curated by Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan & Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark.

Supported by Shades of Noir, Bow Arts Trust and University of the Arts London.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Catalina Renjifo, Aura Raulo, Katie Taylor, Piotr Bockowski, TRY1, Madeleine Barratt, Samiya Younis, Maria Camila Cepeda, Farrukh Akbar, Mita Vaghela, Sandra Poulson, Moetaz Fathalla and Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan.
*Please see press pack for further details regarding the themes emerging from our selected Exhibiting Artists.

EXHIBITION PUBLIC PROGRAMME

PRIVATE VIEW
Thursday 10th January (6pm - 9pm)
This includes a series of performances during the opening reception, which will be further supported by a integrated symposium self organised by the artists.
Food, Drink + Live music throughout the night.
[Integrated Symposium with Artists: Thursday 10th January 7pm - 8pm]

LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS IN THE MORNING (Early Morning Crit)
Friday 11th January (10am - 11:30am)
Join us for an Early-Morning Crit alongside a select number of exhibiting artists, curators and scientists within the gallery space, will explore many of the themes emerging within the show. During this crit, we will put into context discourse surrounding the positive parasite-host relationship as a means of exercising social change, during this pivotal period of political crisis around immigration policy changes and Brexit.
Breakfast goods, incl. Coffee/ Tea provided

MIGRANTS ARE POSITIVE PARASITES (Talk+Symposium)
Saturday 12th January (12 noon - 3pm)
Talk/Symposium with Artist & Biologist Aura Raulo and three guest speakers to further discuss themes emerging in her PhD, developing the ethnographic context of the ‘social body’, dissecting bias discourse surrounding immigrants behaving parasitic towards each-other and new hosting environments.
Refreshments provided

CURATOR’S IN CONVERSATION (Talk)
Thursday 17th January (7pm - 9pm)
An intimate discussion with the show’s curators - Mumtaz & D’Clark - as together we explore many of the themes emerging within the show and their modern day, socio-political parallels, in a wider discussion of motivations for launching the show. The discussion will further expand upon the interpersonal science-led narrative as a means of interrogating our existence, usage and value in the current political crisis, as a polemic act of resistance for positive change in the UK in supporting minority groups, immigrants and the communities we live in.
Refreshments provided

Events are free to attend, unless otherwise stated, but booking is strongly advised.
Please visit http://shadesofnoir.org.uk/ for more information and to book your place. All events can be found on Eventbrite via event title search.

 

The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto is a Nunnery Gallery venue hire and not part of Bow Arts’ regular programming.

 

Travel Information

Nearest station(s): Bow Road, Bow Church DLR
Bus: 8, 25, 108, 205, 276, 425, 288, D8, N205
Parking: No parking available
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station