The Andrew Project book launch

The Andrew Project book launch
The Andrew Project, 2013
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The Zabludowicz Collection is pleased to host The Andrew Project book launch, by artist Shaan Syed with an in-conversation between Stuart Cumberland (painter) and Darian Leader (psychoanalyst) exploring ideas and experiences of ‘absence’. The Andrew Project involved the artist pasting over 1000 hand drawn posters of a man, accompanied by the name ‘Andrew’, in Toronto, Berlin and London, between 2010 and 2013. The publication documents the evolving surfaces of these posters, especially those where the image has been obscured through graffiti or worn away. The publication also includes contributions from:

William Anskis, artist
Ruth Claxton, artist
Stuart Cumberland, artist
Chris Fite-Wassilak, writer
Jeffrey Kofman, foreign correspondent for ABC
Scott Leonard, Branding consultant and founder of “Champion”
Nicholas Muellner, artist
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, artist
Jeanine Woollard, artist

Our current exhibition Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection Part II will be open for viewing during the event.

The event is FREE. Places are limited so booking is recommended.

The publication is co-published by FormContent and S1 Artspace and supported by Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust and private donors.

Speaker biographies:

Shaan Syed is a London-based artist. His studio practice focuses on painting and questions distinctions made between established notions of abstraction and representation. Syed uses methods of control and spontaneity in the painting process to speak about loss and gain and the idea of absence versus presence on the painted surface. He shows with Galerie Michael Janssen in Berlin.

Stuart Cumberland is a painter based in London. For over ten years he has been making large and mostly abstract paintings using simple colours and processed gesture. The beauty and clumsiness of the human body are key preoccupations. He shows with The Approach in London and Maruani and Noirhomme in Belgium.

Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst working in London and a founder member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. He is President of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK and Visiting Professor at the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University. He is the author of several books including: 'Introducing Lacan'; 'Why do women write more letters than they post?'; 'Freud's Footnotes'; 'Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing'; 'Why do people get ill?' (with David Corfield) Penguin, 2007 and 'The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression’, Hamish Hamilton, 2008 and ‘What is Madness?' in 2011. His most recent book, ‘Strictly Bipolar’ is published by Hamish Hamilton, 2013.