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PROGRAMMING: A conversation with Chandra Frank and Rehana Zaman

A conversation with Chandra Frank and Rehana Zaman

Tuesday, April 13


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On 13th April Chandra Frank and Rehana Zaman will be in-conversation reflecting on the feelings, thoughts and ideas emerging from the exhibition Jupiter in Aries, Moon in Virgo. They will be discussing creative praxis through fragments related to land, intimacy and kinship formations with particular focus on how stories related to South Asian diasporas touch, overlap or produce tension.

Jupiter in Aries, Moon in Virgo is a primary exhibition with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Rehana Zaman is an artist from Heckmondwike based in London. Her work speaks to the entanglement of personal experience and social life, where moments of intimacy are framed against cultural orthodoxies and state coercion. Conversation and cooperative methods sit at the heart of her practice. Forthcoming exhibitions in 2021 include Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Borås International Sculpture Biennial (Sweden), Artist Film International Whitechapel, London, British Art Show 9 (Touring) and Serpentine Projects, London, UK. In 2019 she co-edited Tongues with Taylor Le Melle, published by PSS and was shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award. She is currently a board member of not/nowhere artist workers cooperative and Lux Moving Image, who also distribute her films.

Chandra Frank is a feminist researcher who works on the intersections of archives, waterways, gender, sexuality and race. Her curatorial practice explores the politics of care, experimental forms of narration, and the colonial grammar embedded within display and exhibition arrangements. Chandra holds a PhD from the Department of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies with an emphasis on queer and feminist studies, from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and exhibition catalogues, including Feminist Review, the Small Axe VLOSA catalogue, The Place is Here publication and the collection Tongues. She recently co-edited a special issue on Archives for Feminist Review. Chandra’s dissertation and book project looks at the everyday experiences of the transnational feminist and queer Black, Migrant and Refugee Movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s and the role of the archive therein. Currently, Chandra is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Charles Phelps Taft Research Centre at the University of Cincinnati.