This June, Wellcome Collection will present Genetic Automata, a major exhibition of collaborative video works by artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, exploring race and identity in an age of avatars, video games and ancestry DNA.
David Blandy is a man obsessed with popular culture. His work explores the ability that his interests and chosen aspects of counter culture have had to develop, shape and influence his existence as a human being.
It was a way of starting to have a conversation with my father about art, and about where I’ve come from, and where he’s come from. And how his life and career has affected how I’ve thought about art and where I wanted to go with it.
The 2012 edition of Sluice art fair will manifest itself as a publication and an exhibition in which all of the work will be auctioned. The whole event will function as a fundraiser for Sluice art fair 2013.