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Thursday Scratch Nights

Artists Moving Image Programme

The Sixth Year

The Sixth Year - Courtesy of Nick Mauss & Ken Okiishi

The Sixth Year - Courtesy of Nick Mauss & Ken Okiishi

The Sixth Year - Courtesy of Nick Mauss & Ken Okiishi


Artists' Moving Image Programme: The Sixth Year

Written by Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda

Thursday 19 February / 7pm / Free (donations welcome)
Pre-booking essential online via Eventbrite


The Sixth Year is an art world drama series in five episodes, which re-interprets the format of the TV series. Set in the New York art world, it stages the backstage and theatricalizes the social interactions and power games, the aspirations, passions, and everyday realities of the field. The screenplay is based on interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, and art advisors, whose opinions, anecdotes, and gossip it abstracts and extrapolates into a fictional narrative. 


The art world is as rich a subject as it is an exploited one. Its internal contradictions and its entanglements with capital and power have nourished several generations of institutional critique; reality shows and lifestyle magazines cater to an ever-growing popular interest in its glamor and extravagant personalities; and a wave of gossip-based art has recently exploited its group dynamics and explicated its language games.









This event is presented in association with the ICA with support from

The Foyle Foundation. (


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February 2015


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