Artist Adelita Husni-Bey presented four recent films as part of Serpentine Cinema at Peckhamplex: The Reading/La Seduta (2017, 15’33’, premièred at the Venice Biennale 2017); 2265 (2015, 12’23”); After the Finish Line (2015, 12’39”) and Postcards from the Desert Island (2011, 22’23”). On the occasion of the screening, the artist proposed a series of participatory exercises with viewers drawn from her research in radical pedagogy and the Theatre of the Oppressed. With printed contributions by Evan Calder Williams, Janna Graham, Elizabeth A. Povinelli and Ser Serpas.
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Adelita Husni-Bey is an artist and pedagogue interested in anarco-collectivist education, theatre, law and urban studies. She organises workshops, produces publications, radio broadcasts, archives and exhibition work focused on using non-competitive pedagogical models through the framework of contemporary art. Working with activists, architects, jurists, schoolchildren, spoken-word poets, actors, urbanists, physical therapists, athletes, teachers and students across different backgrounds, the work focuses on unpacking the complexity of collectivity. To make good what can never be made good: what we owe each other.
Husni-Bey is currently developing a project in collaboration with the Portman Early Childhood Centre, as part of the Serpentine Education Changing Play programme. Click here for further information.
Recent solo exhibitions include: White Paper: On Land, Law and the Imaginary, Centro de Arte dos de Mayo, Mostoles; A Wave in the Well, Sursock Museum, Beirut (2016); Movement Break, Kadist Art Foundation (2015) and Playing Truant, Gasworks (2012). She has participated in Dreamlands, Whitney Museum (2016); The Eighth Climate, 11th Gwangju Biennale (2015); Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (2014) and Utopia for Sale?, MAXXI (2014) and has held workshops and lectures at ESAD Grenoble (2016); The New School (2015); Sandberg Institute (2015); Museo del 900 (2013); Temple University (2013) and Birkbeck University (2011) among others. She is a 2012 Whitney Independent Study Program fellow, a 2016 Graham Foundation grantee and is currently representing Italy at the Venice Biennale of Art 2017 with the video The Reading/La Seduta (2017), rooted in anti-extractivist struggles.