DACS Meets: Florence Peake and Oreet Ashery in conversation

    DACS Meets: Florence Peake and Oreet Ashery in conversation


    27 October 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Online event

    About this event

    Join us for a conversation between multi-disciplinary artists Florence Peake and Oreet Ashery; whose expansive practices unfold and converge through their exploration of the human form and a penchant for performance-based works.

    Through this collaborative conversation, Peake and Ashery will jointly reflect on topics which have inhabited their practice through shared experiences; the process of ageing and non-belonging in a queer body as well as notions of friendships, community and kinship.

    About the artists

    Florence Peake is a London-based artist who has been making solo and group performance works intertwined with an extensive visual art practice since 1995.

    Her practice spans movement, interactive sculpture, paintings that use the whole body’s physicality, text, film and drawings which respond and intercept each other to articulate, extend and push ideas.

    Presenting work internationally and across the UK in galleries, theatres and the public realm, Peake is known for an approach which is at once sensual and witty, expressive and rigorous, political and intimate.

    Peake is part of the Hayward Gallery’s touring British Art Show 9 (2021).

    Oreet Ashery is a transdisciplinary visual artist who navigates established, institutional and grassroot art and social contexts. The work engages with biopolitical fiction, autoethnography, gender materiality and potential communities.

    Ashery’s practice manifests through distinct multiplatform projects that span moving-image, live situations, performance, assemblage and writing. The work turns to costume, new music/sound commissions and activism. Ashery’s practice is often collaborative, participatory and questions the modes and conditions of art production.

    Ashery was a Turner Bursary recipient in 2020.

    About DACS Meets

    The event is part of our series DACS Meets, which provides a platform for conversations between artists and cultural practitioners to discuss areas of their practice.

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