Friday Event: Tai Shani
School of Fine Art

Event Type:

Friday Event




1 Oct 2021
11:00 - 12:30



Tai Shani
Friday Event

Friday Event: Tai Shani

Event info

Tai Shani in conversation with Alice Bucknall

Tai Shani is an artist living and working in London. She is the joint 2019 Turner Prize winner together with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Oscar Murillo. Her multidisciplinary practice, comprising of performance, film, photography and installation, revolves around experimental narrative texts. Shani creates violent, erotic and fantastical images told in a dense, floral language which re-imagines feminine otherness as a perfect totality, set in a world complete with cosmologies, myth and histories that negate patriarchal narratives. These alternate between familiar stylistic tropes and structures as well as theoretical prose in order to explore the construction of subjectivity, excess and the affects of the epic as the ground for a post-patriarchal realism.