Friends of Black Cultural Archives presents
Behind the Collection: Françoise Dupré
Artist Françoise Dupré will talk about her experience of working with archives and donating archives to Tate Archive, Tate Britain; Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths; and now Black Cultural Archives. For Dupré, archives are invaluable sites through which we connect with the past to understand our present. Archiving and opening existing archives are performative processes and a practice of memory.
Françoise Dupré is a London-based French-born artist who creates large textile and sculpture installations that celebrate the everyday and our world of multiple cultures. Combining individual and collaborative-participatory approaches, Dupré leads international and transcultural art projects in collaboration with a wide range of communities and in diverse social contexts including migration, post-conflict and health. Her most recent projects explore the contemporary relevance of history and the performative process of remembrance through the activating of individual and community archives and memories. These projects include Brixton Calling! (2011, an archiving and community project that connected Brixton to its past, through the archiving of the 1980s Brixton Art, in collaboration with 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning) and Dora Project (2015-16, an archiving and participatory project that combines art, the history of WW2 London and early rocketry, in collaboration with artist Rebecca Snow).
Tickets are £3.00.
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