Inheritance Projects

Inheritance Projects Ltd. is a non-profit curatorial organisation dealing with issues of historicity and heritage through contemporary art, music and performance.

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Debout! Feminist Activism and the Moving Image

Debout! Feminist Activism and the Moving Image

31 May, 11am - 7pm

Queen Mary, University of London

This symposium is co-organised by Ros Murray (Queen Mary, University of London) and Electra Productions and will celebrate the work of the Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir with screenings of work from their collection, selected by the centre's director Nicole Fernández Ferrer.

The event will explore the legacies and relevance of feminist theory, film and video activism in European contexts: from 1970s participatory video to more recent cinematic work; and from activist documentary to experimental film through the work of Simone de Beauvoir, Chantal Akerman, Agnès Varda, Annabel Nicholson, Sally Potter, Alina Marazzi, Carry Gorney, Carole Roussopoulos and Delphine Seyrig, amongst others.

Speakers include George Clark (Tate), Nicole Fernández Ferrer (Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir), Kate Ince (University of Birmingham), Laura Guy (Inheritance Projects), Lucy Reynolds (Central St. Martins), Ursula Tidd (University of Manchester), Marina Vishmidt (Cinenova), Ed Webb-Ingall (Filmmaker and writer), Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge).

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Colonial Modernity (and its Crises)

Colonial Modernity (and its Crises)

14 March, 3pm

Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts

Modern architecture and city planning by European or American teams in late colonial or very newly independent nations in Africa and South Asia acted as symbols and organisational models for an 'advanced' society.

Taking the architect Jane Drew and the display at the ICA as a starting point, the salon examines how the integration of the vernacular practices presented a crisis within universal modernism and the relationship between the process of de-colonisation and modernist planning. The discussion will feature contributions from Mark Crinson, Tim Livsey and Marion von Osten.


Jane Drew (1911 - 1996): An introduction

Jane Drew (1911 - 1996): An introduction

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

12 Feburary - 23 March 2014

As part of our long-term research into New Towns, Inheritance Projects has curating an exhibition and events programme which examines the work of the British artist and educator Jane Drew (1911-1996).

The exhibition will open in February at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London. Contemporary art was fundamental to Drew's design process and while working with her husband, Maxwell Fry, she commissioned many artworks as integral elements within building projects – which in the UK included social housing and public infrastructure in London and various New Towns. Notably Drew can be credited for securing the premises of the ICA (both at Dover Street in 1950 and The Mall in 1968).

The exhibition will focus on the global contingencies of Drew's life and work in relation to histories of Twentieth Century British art and architecture.

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Intentions - Strategies - Works

Intentions - Strategies - Works

Tate Liverpool

18 January 2013, 3pm

Intentions - Strategies - Works is a three-part invesigation commissioned in partnership with Tate Liverpool. The programme seeks to develop strategies for history making in relation to the histories of Left cultural production. Following a series of meetings convened with artist Patrick Staff and researcher Ed Webb-Ingall, Intentions – Strategies – Works will evolve into a new performance.

Emerging from the series of discussion and movement workshops, which explored the issues of creating chronologies or histories of Leftist cultural production in relation to the works in the exhibition alongside the conditions of their presentation within a public institution, the performance will use speech and physical formations to elucidate links between radical histories and their archives and private intimacies and public exhibition.

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