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Photo News London: Rotimi Fani-Kayode at Autograph ABP and Jan Ŝvankmajer’s The Ossuary is screened as part of a Gothic Revival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

© Rotimi Fani-Kayode, 'Black Friar', 1989, photo courtesy of Autograph APB

© Jan Ŝvankmajer, The Ossuary, 1970.

Scholar Kobena Mercer is presenting a keynote lecture, Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Themes, Inspirations and Influences, on the work of the late Rotimi Fani-Kayode at Autograph ABP in east London on Friday 3 June at 6:30 pm. This event is free but booking is essential. To book, follow this link.

The Ossuary, (1970, black & white, 10 mins) – a short film by Czech filmmaker and artist Jan Ŝvankmajer – will be showing at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London on Saturday 11 June as part of a two-day event Template for Terror: The Revival of the Gothic. Running at the ICA, London from 11 June 2011 – 12 June, the two-day event comprises a series of presentations and discussions looking at “the prevailing influence of the Gothic on contemporary culture”. If you haven’t come across Ŝvankmajer, I urge you to explore his hugely influential works, including his first feature film, Alice (1987) – a brilliant adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. See over for more on these events…

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