Artists' Film International

Exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery with Dominika Olszowy, Lisa Tan and Ailbhe Ní Bhriain


Tuesday 24 March - Sunday 24 May 2020

Zilkha Auditorium

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High St


London E1 7QX



Throughout 2020, this global survey of moving image works explores the theme of language.

Wanda, the alter ego of Dominika Olszowy (b.1982, Poland), loves to destroy things which she calls ‘acts of art’. By expressing socially unacceptable desires the artist asks can vandalism be an act of emancipation? In My Pictures of You (2017), Lisa Tan (b. 1973, USA) speculates on how NASA images from Mars might be a death mask of Earth. Conflating both planets, the film tracks her conversations with a specialist, as she composes a eulogy to Earth. Inscriptions (One Here Now) (2018) by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain (b.1978, Ireland) delves deep into a quarry. The camera traces geological strata, notations and scars left by machinery marking human agency in the disappearance of landscape.

Dominika Olszowy is selected by Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Lisa Tan by Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm;  Ailbhe Ní Bhriain by Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.


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