Artist Talk: Patrick Staff

Please join Patrick Staff for an artist talk followed by an in-conversation with IMA’s Executive Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh on Thursday, 13 August, at 6pm. This event will be an opportunity to hear Staff speak about his practice and film installation, The Foundation.

Art Talk previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia.
From Thursday 13 August 2015 to Thursday 13 August 2015

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Published by Institute of Modern Art on Thursday 06 August 2015.
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In The Foundation, Staff explores queer intergenerational relationships negotiated through historical materials. The film combines footage shot at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles – home to the archive of the erotic artist and gay icon and a community of people that care for it – with choreographic sequences shot within a specially constructed set.

Staff is an artist based in London, UK, and Los Angeles, USA. Selected exhibitions, screenings, and performances include Scaffold see Scaffold, The Showroom, London; Art Turning Left, Tate Liverpool; L’Heure Des Sorcieres, Le Quartier, France (all 2014); Mental effort Before Action: 1-5A-5B, South London Gallery; A Factory As It Might Be (Bournville), International Project Space, Birmingham; Society is a Workshop, Banff Centre, Canada (all 2013); Chewing Gum for the Social Body, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London (2012). Staff took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme in 2010/11 and was the inaugural White Building/Lux Collection Residency artist (2014).

This event is free and open to everyone.