'J G Ballard Memorial' (Tate Modern)

Scope and Content

J G Ballard Memorial, held at Tate Modern, 15 November 2009.

Hosted by Fay Ballard, Bea Ballard, and Claire Walsh. Speakers: Fay Ballard, Bea Ballard, Michael Moorcock, Martin Amis, Victoria Barnsley, Kathy Kennedy, Stephen Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Jeremy Thomas, V Vale, Will Self, and Professor Jonathan Waxman.

The file comprises:

  • invitation card;
  • memorial card indicating hosts and speakers;
  • letter (2 December 2009) to Fay Ballard from Sir Nicholas Serota ('very sorry to miss the occasion'), sent with an image of a painting on display at Tate Modern by Ed Ruscha ('The Music from the Balconies') that incorporates text from High-Rise ('The music from the balconies nearby was overlaid by the noise of sporadic acts of violence').

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