Curators Series #12. A book launch by Am Nuden Da (4 Dec 2019 at DRAF, London)

Let’s not dispute the useless. …

A book launch by Am Nuden Da
Hosted by DRAF as part as Curators’ Series #12
Curated by Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot
Wednesday 4th December 2019
DRAF, 111 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 6RY

Between 2013-2014 Am Nuden Da invited five artists to participate in a series of “solo exhibitions” that forewent some of the typical structures of exhibition making, such as a gallery space, audience and visual documentation. The resulting events, that took place between the UK, France, Italy and Germany were later written into a series of texts in collaboration with the participating artists; Gerry Bibby, Juliette Blightman, Kerstin Brätsch, Oliver Laric and Ghislaine Leung.

As their contribution to the exhibition, the resulting book Let’s not dispute the useless. … will be launched at the gallery, making the project available to the public for the first time. Let’s not dispute the useless. … is published by NERO, Rome, 2019.


Am Nuden Da is a London based artist collective comprised of Adam Gibbons, Lewis Ronald and Jesper List Thomsen. Active as a group since 2008 their practice has moved between the guises of artist, publisher, commissioner and curator. Frequently they have collaborated with and hosted artists through their projects. Just as often, they have been invited to exhibit as an artist, participating in group and solo shows internationally.


The Curators’ Series supports independent curators by commissioning research-based exhibitions. The series presents diverse fields of knowledge, methodologies and practices. Each year, DRAF invites an individual, duo or organisation to curate an original exhibition. This year, Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot have been selected by DRAF for Curators’ Series #12.

Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot work collaboratively with artists to produce text, exhibitions and live events. Together they have started non-profit galleries in both London and Berlin and have curated exhibitions in public institutions, project spaces and commercial galleries across London and internationally.

Hana Noorali co-founded RUN gallery in 2007, a non-profit project space and curatorial collective active until 2011. She curated Lisson Presents at Lisson Gallery, London and currently writes, produces and presents the ongoing podcast series Lisson ON AIR. In 2018 Hana edited a monograph on the work of artist and Benedictine Monk, Dom Sylvester Houédard. Its release coincided with an exhibition of his work at Lisson Gallery, New York that she co-curated with Matt O’Dell. Hana has been a Visiting Tutor at Goldsmiths University and Chelsea College of Arts.

Lynton Talbot is the founding director of Parrhesiades, a multi-platform project space for artists who work with language either written, spoken, or otherwise performed. Lynton also writes specifically with artists and for exhibitions as a form of curatorial practice. He holds academic posts at Chelsea College of Arts and Kings College London in their curatorial departments and works within Tate Public Programmes to deliver Museum Curating Now. He is also a sometime participant in OFFSHORE, an itinerant performance company and pedagogical structure, initiated by Cally Spooner in 2017.

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