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Mark Nash

Co-Curator Documenta11, 2002. Contributed the essay : Art and Cinema: Some Critical Reflections p.129 - 137 to the Documenta 11_Platform 5 Catalogue.

Currently Head of Department, Curating Contemporary Art - Royal Collecge of Art, London

From his profile on : rca.academia.edu/MarkNash

”My formation is in film theory and film culture (see Mark Nash: Screen Culture Theory Palgrave, 2007). In the 1980s I began to focus on issues of race (and to a lesser extent sexual orientation) in relation to post Second World War cinema. I also worked with Isaac Julien on several projects central to which was the work of psychiatrist and theorist of decolonization Frantz Fanon. This resulted in a film Frantz Fanon Black Skin White Mask, (1996) and a conference Frantz Fanon Critical Genealogies, NYU (1996). On the basis of this work I collaborated with Okwui Enwezor on his exhibition The Short Century and Documenta11.

I have also had a long-standing interest in art, world, experimental and avant-garde cinema : first in terms of the way film theory sees these cinemas as embodying debates on the relation of art and politics (which all come back to the dichotomy between notions of revolution conceived in terms of aesthetics, or of politics and ways of encompassing the two). Second in terms of revisions of art historical notions of modernism to include 20th century avant-garde cinema. This has lead to an interest in the return of the moving image into the gallery and the development of a wide range of contemporary moving image on which I have written and lectured quite widely.”

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2002

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2000

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Review relating to an exhibition, 2002

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»  BildMuseet

Umea, Sweden

»  Center for Contemporary Studies Museum

New York, United States of America

»  Documenta Halle

Kassel, Germany

»  Henie Onstad Art Centre

Oslo, Norway

»  Museum of Contemporary Art

Sydney , Australia