Re-imagining October

02 October - 06 December 2009

Curated by Mark Nash and Isaac Julien

Victor Alimpiev, Zeigam Azizov, Radek Community, Factory of Found Clothes, Dmitry Gutov, Derek Jarman, Alexei Khanyutin, Almagul Menlibayeva, Kristina Norman, Natalia Nosova, Ksenia Peretrukhina, Abderrahmane Sissako, Alexander Sokhurov and Vadim Zakharov

Re-Imagining October originates from two very distinct starting points: firstly, Derek Jarman‘s film, October, a work that both evokes the homophillic world of the Soviet military while alluding to the homosexuality of the groundbreaking Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, after whose seminal 1927 work ‘October’ Jarman‘s film is named; and secondly, Abderrahmane Sissako‘s 1993 Octobre, a film that explores the social context surrounding an inter-racial relationship between an African student and his Russian girlfriend.