Tracing the East: Population


6:00 - 7:00 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

6:00 – 7:00pm, via Zoom

A panel discussion hosted on zoom with artists Maria Anastassiou and Ian Giles, moderated by curator Amy Tobin. Together they will reflect on their commissions developed for New Geographies and expand of their experiences of  the ever changing communities of the East in relation to immigration, population expansion and LGBTQI+ community.

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About New Geographies’ Tracing the East

Trace: to find something or someone that was lost

Reflecting on the traces of New Geographies, in which the locations of ten artist commissions were nominated by people from the East of England, who were invited to suggest forgotten or overlooked places in the region; these digital events: panel discussions, films, podcasts, will be an opportunity to come together to discuss and reflect on three main themes that have emerged from the ten projects, under the idea of ‘the trace’.

 About the Artists

Maria Anastassiou (b. Cyprus 1982) is an artist/filmmaker based in Essex. Selected exhibitions and screenings include:  Way My It Did I  Art Exchange, Colchester , Selection 08  Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent Belgium , Work Program  LUX, London,  (2019) , Kleep toowit, klip klip, too-ow-wi  at Art Exchang e, Light and Dark (Park) LUX, London, (2018),  Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art  Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC USA  (2017), The Equilibrists,  Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece , Contact Artists’ Film Festival  Apiary Studios London,  Negative Light  Microscope Gallery, NYC, USA (2016). Recent commissions include: New Geographies (2018-20), Bedford Creative Arts (2016, 2017), Creative Europe (2015-2017). She is a recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award for Art (2010) and an ACME Work/live Residency (2017-2023).

Ian Giles (b. 1985) completed his MFA in 2012 at the Slade School of Fine Art. He was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/13. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Please Divide In Groups of Two or Three, KV Leipzig, Germany; Outhouse, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Studio Four, OUTPOST, Norwich; Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag, presented by Gasworks at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (all 2019). After BUTT, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York; Video Club: Sex Talks, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; After BUTT, Chelsea Space, London (all 2018). Ian was an inaugural winner of the Shannon Michael Cane Award in 2018. He is currently a recipient of the Jerwood New Work Fund.

About the Moderator

Amy Tobin  is lecturer in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge and Curator at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Her research has been published extensively and at Kettle’s Yard she has curated exhibitions of the work of Louise Bourgeois, Rose Garrard, Julie Mehretu and Linder. She worked with Ian Giles and Kaavous Clayton on bringing Giles’ New Geographies commission  Out House to Kettle’s Yard.

Photo Credit: Open Ramble East, Ian Giles, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, with maps by Paul Kindersley. Photo Wilf Speller