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Mathieu Kleyebe AbonnencFilm Screening


Tuesday 14 June 2016, 6.30pm


£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates

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Mathieu K. Abonnenc devotes his work to the forgotten or marginalised events, figures and areas of recent history associated with a twentieth century struggle for the emancipation of identity. He attempts to deconstruct — on the basis of investigations and documents — the representation of the geographical ‘other’.

This screening programme includes the following three films:

Secteur IX B (2015) HD Video, colour, sound, 42 mins    
Ça va, ça va, on continue (2012) HD Video, colour, sound, 31 mins    
An Italian Film (Africa Addio) (2012) HD Video, colour, sound, 26 mins

This screening is presented as part of the ICA Moving Image Network.

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (b.1977, Paris (French Guiana) lives in Metz, France). Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Basel and Bielefelder Kunstverein (2013); and the Serralves Foundation, Porto (2012). He participated to the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); Triennale, Paris (2012); and to Manifesta 8 (2010). His work was included in the exhibition Leiris and co, Centre Pompidou Metz and the 56th Venice Biennale (International exhibition and Belgian Pavilion) and at the Kiev Biennale (all 2015). His film Secteur IX B (Redshoes production) is selected by the TIFF festival, Toronto and was screened at Tate Modern( July 2015). Mathieu K. Abonnenc received the Bâloise Art Prize at Art Basel 2015, thanks to which the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) in Frankfurt will present a solo exhibition of his work in 2016. The Pompidou Centre, Paris devoted a Prospectif Cinéma screening to Abonnenc on 24 September 2015.

Supported by
  • Foyle Foundation
  • ICA