Monday 20 April, 6.30 – 8.00pm


4 Hanover Square

London, W1S 1BP

Nasan Tur will be in conversation with Tessa Jackson (CEO, Iniva) at Blain|Southern on Monday 20th April. They will be discussing the German artist’s second show with the gallery, as well as Tur’s practice more generally. Bringing together new and recent works the exhibition explores the notion of failure and fragility, both in relation to the individual and society more broadly.

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Tessa Jackson Bio:

Tessa Jackson, OBE , is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Iniva (The Institute of International Visual Arts), a position she has held since 2009.  She was the director of The Scottish Arts Council (1999 to 2001), and a director of the public art gallery Arnolfini (1991 to 1999).  More recently, she has curated exhibitions by NS Harsha and Chen Chieh-jen as well as Zineb Sedira. She was awarded an OBE in 2006  for her services to art.

Nasan Tur Bio

Nasan Tur was born in Germany in 1974, and graduated from the Academy of Arts and Design Offenbach, Germany (2003). His work reflects the social conditions in which it is produced, often exploring political ideologies, subliminal messages, and the symbols of power and dissent that are present throughout the urban landscape.  An exploration of the tension between public action and inaction is intrinsic to his practice, with a participatory element often implicating the subjectivity or presence of the viewer. The boundaries of communication, as well as the tentative, or fragile nature of perception, are both driving forces behind the practice of the artist, and many of the situations that that he creates.