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Friday: 11am – 5pm
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Join us for a free evening with artist Oscar Murillo.
From 6pm there will be a live performance by Murillo in the galleries as part of the current exhibition.
From 6.45pm Oscar Murillo will be in conversation with artist Mandy El-Sayegh. Chaired by Elvira Dyangani Ose (Director of The Showroom, London).
FREE, booking required
Mandy El-Sayegh (b. 1985, Malaysia) is an artist who lives and works in London. Her large-scale paintings, drawings and object-based installations investigate systems within everyday life, from the biological to the political. El-Sayegh’s current exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London, runs from 12 April – 9 June 2019.
Elvira Dyangani Ose was appointed Director of The Showroom in 2018. She is also a lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, as well as a member of the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada. Before joining The Showroom she was senior curator at Creative Time in New York, and a curator for international art at Tate Modern.
Oscar Murillo was born in 1986 in Colombia and moved to London with his family when he was ten years old. His practice incorporates a variety of techniques and media including painting, performance, drawing, collaborative works, sculpture and sound, often using recycled materials and fragments collected from his studio. Many of his works undergo multiple processes in the studio before being exhibited. Murillo’s work reflects his own experience of displacement, and the social fallout of globalisation.
The galleries are fully accessible. There is a ramp from the entrance area to the ground floor galleries. There is an accessible toilet located on the ground floor, just in front of the lift. The performance will move throughout the gallery spaces. Some views of the performance may be obstructed at different points of the evening.
The conversation will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk when you arrive we can arrange an accessible seat for you.
FREE, booking required
© Jungwon Kim
Courtesy the artist