Bethlem Salon #9: Finding Fanon May 26, 3.30 – 5pm

Join us for an exciting afternoon with Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy. The discussion after the screening will be chaired by David A. Bailey.

Bethlem Salon #9: Finding Fanon

26 May, 3.30 – 5pm


The Bethlem Salon Series brings together artists, academics and clinicians to think about a particular theme.

Salon #9 offers a screening of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s The Finding Fanon Trilogy, a multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation. Join invited artists, clinicians and academics for an artists’ Q&A chaired by David A Bailey after the screening.

This event forms part of our exhibition IN/DI/VISIBLE taking Achiampong and Blandy’s work as a point of departure for artists’ exploration of subjectivity and art’s potential to represent new ways of being and becoming.

Exhibiting Artists: Daniel ReganDavid Blandy, Esther Maxwell-Orumbie, Larry Achiampong, Leon B, John M and Mr X.

Image: Finding Fanon 3 (2017) Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Photography by Claire Barrett

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Larry Achiampong lives and works in London, UK. Larry Achiampong is a British-Ghanaian artist who has exhibited, performed and presented projects in various institutions within the UK and abroad including Tate Britain/Modern, London; Hauptbahnhof (Documenta 13), Kassel; Iniva, London; ICA, London; Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project Space, London; Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam; Ausland, Berlin and the Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation, Accra. 


David Blandy lives and works in Brighton and London, UK. David Blandy has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Bloomberg Space, London; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki; The Baltic, Gateshead; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Spike Island, Bristol; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany; PS1, New York and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China. Represented by Seventeen, London. His films are distributed through LUX. 


David A. Bailey MBE came to prominence as one of a new generation of Black photograpers in the UK in the mid to late 1980s. Since then, he has done much work as a writer and curator, working with institutions and organisations, as well as working independently. His projects, both curated and co-curated have included MirageICA London, 2005; Rhapsodies in BlackArt of the Harlem RenaissanceHayward GalleryLondon, 1997; Black Moving CubeArnolfiniBristol, 2006, Back to BlackWhitechapel/The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2005. David A. Bailey was for a time Associate Senior Curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA) in Londonand was subsequently Curator at AutographLondon. He edited, (with Ian Baucom and Sonia BoyceShades of Black, subtitled Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain. Likewise, Sonia Boyce and David A. Bailey’s collaborative work was included in the book Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain. He chaired the “Curatorial Debates Since the 1980s” panel at the Shades of Black conference, 20 April 2001, Duke University.

David A. Bailey, ‘Curator and Founder, Autograph-Association of Black Photographers’ was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2007, for services to Photography.

Bailey now heads the project