Photo by Karl Ohiri, titled 'How to mend a broken heart'. It shows a defaced photo of a Black woman leant on a car.
Online Event
Mon 29 Jun 2020

Artist Talk with Karl Ohiri and Mohini Chandra

Programmed by students at The Courtauld Institute of Art

Mon 29 Jun 2020
17.30 - 19.00
Streamed Live

Artists Mohini Chandra and Karl Ohiri come together to discuss their work in relation to the Courtauld Institute's MA Curating the Art Museum exhibition Unquiet Moments.

Chandra and Ohiri are artists whose work examines similar questions of cultural belonging, heritage, and migration. Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday includes two important works by these artists, Chandra's Album Pacifica and Ohiri's How to Mend a Broken Heart, which are linked by their re-contextualisation of personal artefacts to explore wider complexities surrounding family and communal histories.

This conversation will explore the social function of photography in visualising individual and collective histories, as well as both artists’ appreciation for the physicality of photography in the pre-digital era. The conversation will be moderating by students of the MA Curating course.

This event is part of The Courtauld and Somerset House collaborative digital programme which is supported by

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Karl Ohiri, How to mend a broken heart, 2013. © Arts Council Collection, courtesy the artist.