Nil Van Daf
Edouard NG and Laurent Lawson
New Targets
August 1, 2020



Edourd NG (b. Paris, FR) received a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Pratt Institute in 2018. NG’s work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions: [Un]Real curated by Louis Stefanii, DETOUR x NICOLETTI contemporary, New York; Set For Life, Thesis show, Steuben Gallery, New York, DETOUR x AFRICANA Art Foundation in Los Angeles; Social Photography VI, Carriage Trade, New York; Graduate Fine Arts 18, The Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, New York; S.E.P curated by Mira Dayal, Pfizer building, New York; Two-Ness, Dekalb Gallery, New York (USA). Selected public work: Punctuation 1, Beverly Hills gardens, Los Angeles.

Laurent Lawson (b. Paris, FR) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film from Cal State Northridge. He is currently working on a documentary dealing with malnutrition and social oppression in Watts, CA. His new short film Zenchi premiered at DETOUR x AFRICANA Art Foundation during Frieze Los Angeles 2020.



The Newsstand Project is pleased to present NEW TARGETS, a project by the aritsts Edouard NG and Laurent Lawson under the name NIL VAN DAF. The event will be held on Saturday, August 1st from 3:30-5:30pm.

Edouard and Laurent were arrested in downtown Los Angeles during the protests that erupted across the world in response to the murder of George Floyd. NEW TARGETS is the artists’ expression of the social movement against police brutality toward Black people. With the two plywood installations and gratti tools provided, the artists have created a space for attendees to vocalize their own responses to the current political calamity.