LUX Salon: Rami George & Tako Taal
Thu 7 Jun 2018 / 7pm - 9pm
Accompanying Inherited Premises, a two-person show by artists Rami George and Tako Taal at Grand Union Birmingham, this screening will bring together existing and newly-commissioned work by the artists to LUX, followed by an in-conversation with the artists and curator of the exhibition, Seán Elder.
The new works produced articulate both personal and national narratives, situating itself between moments of civic rupture and socio-familial histories. Making reference to domesticity, language and ideas of nationhood, both artists explore lineages in relation to broader understandings of political traumas including conflict, war and imperialism.
As George moves towards a meditation on the spectre of Civil War within the Lebanese diaspora, Taal looks to linguistic boundaries and folklore in her understandings of matrilineal relations in Gambian culture.
The exhibition at Grand Union is generously supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, The University of Pennsylvania and The Elephant Trust. This screening is supported by The Mosaic Rooms.