There are some seriously exciting exhibitions happening in London currently! Many first showings in the UK from established Black artists. This post is merely a pointer towards a few I think you should check out. Frank Bowling - Tate Britain British Guyanese artist, Frank Bowling, explores and experiments immensely with what paint is able to produce. … Continue reading #MustSeeLondon – Current Exhibitions 2019
Thursday the 11th of April saw the private viewing of Ruth Sutoyé's first solo exhibition titled Bald Black Girls. Curated by Sutoyé and Aliyah Hasinah, Bald Black Girls explores Black women's relationship with hair, the construction of femininity and masculinity in relation to hair, as well as sexuality that is imposed on their being as … Continue reading Bald Black Girls: I Am Not My Hair
To mark their 40th year the giant of contemporary art, October Gallery, begin their celebration by showcasing the wondrous works of one of the biggest faces of contemporary African art, El Anatsui. Anatsui has had, and continues to have, a monumental impact on the artistic landscape, birthing new emerging artists whose mediums draw clear inspirations … Continue reading Material Wonder: El Anatsui
It's over a year since I luckily met Phoebe Boswell at her solo show with Tiwani Contemporary. For Every Real Word Spoken was my introduction to her brilliance and it was a beautifully interactive body of work that celebrated womanhood in all it's naked glory. This is a theme that Boswell continues with in her latest exhibition … Continue reading Baring Oneself: Nudity, History and Health – Phoebe Boswell
I've been waiting for an exhibition that would sucker-punch me upon entry this year. An exhibition that would stir a whirlwind of emotions at each turn and, yesterday, I found it. For reasons unknown I had been putting off visiting the Autograph ABP, where Omar Victor Diop's exhibition is up, for a little while; I … Continue reading Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora!