January sees a couple of interesting talks coming up at BFI and Tate Britain libraries about artists and archives:
BFI Reuben Library, Monday 15th January, 18:30
Turner Prize-nominated artist, filmmaker, and musician Luke Fowler uses archive materials including film, TV, photography, and sound, and is building up a body of work that could in itself be considered an archive.
In conversation with William Fowler, curator of artists’ moving image, Luke Fowler will discuss his way of working and the experimental documentary.
The talk is followed by a curated screening in the BFI’s Experimenta strand
Tate Britain Library and Archives Reading Room, Friday 19th January 12:30 and 13:30:
The David King Collection contains nearly 200,000 items relating to the Soviet Union, and the visual culture that arose following the Russian Revolution, collected by the photographer and graphic designer David King. A large part of the current show at Tate Modern ‘Red Star over Russia’ is taken from his collection, and the Tate acquired it in 2016. This show and tell will be a chance to see more photographs, books, magazines, and objects (including busts of Chairman Mao and badges), as well as presentations on David King and his collection.
Don’t forget you can access Bridgeman Education through the library catalogue using your user name and password, where you can search through thousands on online images, including from the Russian Revolution.