#NAEArchiveGallery - UNTITLED: Art on the conditions of our time
24 March 2020
Welcome to the #NAEArchiveGallery where members of the team will be sharing their favourite exhibitions from our archive!
Our Public Programmes Producer Merce says, 'one of my favourite past exhibitions is 'Untitled: art on the conditions of our time'.
The exhibition aimed at opening new ways of thinking about art by African diaspora artists, and created a space to experience artworks more openly. I enjoyed the wide variety of practices and mediums on display, including socially engaged projects – which you don't see often inside the galleries. I discovered work by artists that were unknown to me back then, like Larry Achiampong and David Blandy (big fan of Fanon here), and Phoebe Boswell whom we've been working with now! And it showcased artists I knew and have had the pleasure to work with, such as Barby Asante, and Evan Ifekoya. I feel as the exhibition was a good survey of well-established artists and younger upcoming ones, giving everyone equal space.
The show was co-curated by NAE with Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon. I also like the idea that time can be circular and looking back is sometimes also looking forward, as we're now working towards 'Laced' with Hansi Momodu-Gordon later in the year, which I'm really excited about! Will this be Untitled 2.0?''
Find out more about the exhibition in our archive here.