Gallery Tour: Ekow Eshun
22 November 2018, 6.30PM - 7.30PM
New Art Exchange
Join Africa State of Mind curator Ekow Eshun as he unpicks the core ideas and concepts which inform this group exhibition of work by contemporary photographers from across Africa.
Join us to share your thoughts and ask questions about the exhibition.
Ekow Eshun is a writer, critic and curator. He is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, overseeing the most prestigious public art programme in the UK, and Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation, a leading arts space dedicated to the contemporary culture of Eastern Europe.
Eshun is the curator of exhibitions including Made You Look: dandyism and black masculinity at The Photographer's Gallery; Power & Architecture: public space and the post-Soviet world and Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe at Calvert 22.
Eshun's writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Granta, Vogue, New Statesman and Wired. He is the author of Black Gold of the Sun: searching for home in England and Africa, nominated for the Orwell prize, and the editor of Africa Modern: creating the contemporary art of a continent.
He holds an honorary doctorate from London Metropolitan University and has been listed by the Evening Standard as one of London's 1000 Most Influential People. His portrait, by photographer Simon Frederick, is held in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.