Inheritance Projects

Inheritance Projects Ltd. is a non-profit curatorial organisation dealing with issues of historicity and heritage through contemporary art, music and performance.

And I want to know why this isn't possible...

And I want to know why this isn't possible...

6 May 2015
Trafalgar Square, London

Over the past twelve-months Inheritance have been working with artists Malin Arnell, Kajsa Dahlberg, Johanna Gustavsson and Fia-Stina Sandlund to stage a public reading of Zoe Leonard's 1992 manifesto "I want a President...". The event took place on the eve of the UK General Election 2015 and is part of a series of readings that have happened internationally that attempt to orientate a recent history of queer and feminist political struggle toward a set of present concerns.


The first reading was initiated by Arnell, Dahlberg, Gustavsson and Sandlund in Stockholm to coincide with the 2010 Swedish General Election. The artists invited friends and comrades to read Leonard’s text in a Sergels Torg, a public square with long history of political activity, as a “response to an increasingly neoliberal political climate in a country just about to give space in parliament to an upcoming fascist, racist and homophobic party”.

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26/05/15

Inessential Fathers: An invitation to read together

Inessential Fathers: An invitation to read together

Archive Kabinett, Berlin

16 - 21 September 2014


An invitation to read together as a means to trace feminist genealogies through its manifestos. A partial collection of feminist manifestos will be accompanied by works by artists including Carla Cruz, Kajsa Dahlberg (pictured), Rosie Eveleigh, Emma Hedditch and Henriette Heise, Alex Matinis Roe, and Carole Roussopoulos and Delphine Seyrig. An events programme will focus on the themes of critique, reproduction and temporality that are made legible through the manifestos and the acts of rereading established around them.


Partner exhibition of Berlin Art Week

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31/08/14

Debout! Feminist Activism and the Moving Image

Debout! Feminist Activism and the Moving Image

31 May 2014, 11am - 7pm

Queen Mary, University of London


This symposium is co-organised by Ros Murray (Queen Mary, University of London) and Electra Productions and will celebrate the work of the Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir with screenings of work from their collection, selected by the centre's director Nicole Fernández Ferrer.


The event will explore the legacies and relevance of feminist theory, film and video activism in European contexts: from 1970s participatory video to more recent cinematic work; and from activist documentary to experimental film through the work of Simone de Beauvoir, Chantal Akerman, Agnès Varda, Annabel Nicholson, Sally Potter, Alina Marazzi, Carry Gorney, Carole Roussopoulos and Delphine Seyrig, amongst others.


Speakers include George Clark (Tate), Nicole Fernández Ferrer (Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir), Kate Ince (University of Birmingham), Laura Guy (Inheritance Projects), Lucy Reynolds (Central St. Martins), Ursula Tidd (University of Manchester), Marina Vishmidt (Cinenova), Ed Webb-Ingall (Filmmaker and writer), Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge).


Tickets are available here

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04/05/14

Colonial Modernity (and its Crises)

Colonial Modernity (and its Crises)

14 March, 3pm

Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts


Modern architecture and city planning by European or American teams in late colonial or very newly independent nations in Africa and South Asia acted as symbols and organisational models for an 'advanced' society.


Taking the architect Jane Drew and the display at the ICA as a starting point, the salon examines how the integration of the vernacular practices presented a crisis within universal modernism and the relationship between the process of de-colonisation and modernist planning. The discussion will feature contributions from Mark Crinson, Tim Livsey and Marion von Osten.

09/03/14

Jane Drew (1911 - 1996): An introduction

Jane Drew (1911 - 1996): An introduction

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

12 Feburary - 23 March 2014


As part of our long-term research into New Towns, Inheritance Projects has curating an exhibition and events programme which examines the work of the British artist and educator Jane Drew (1911-1996).


The exhibition will open in February at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London. Contemporary art was fundamental to Drew's design process and while working with her husband, Maxwell Fry, she commissioned many artworks as integral elements within building projects – which in the UK included social housing and public infrastructure in London and various New Towns. Notably Drew can be credited for securing the premises of the ICA (both at Dover Street in 1950 and The Mall in 1968).


The exhibition will focus on the global contingencies of Drew's life and work in relation to histories of Twentieth Century British art and architecture.

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08/01/14