Cut & Mix

Mezzanine Gallery

30 October 2021 - 8 January 2022

Beverley Bennett, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Michael Forbes, Amartey Golding, Keith Piper, Antonio Roberts, Marlene Smith.

Cut & Mix is an exhibition that interrogates and challenges notions of race, gender, sexualities, class, place and identities in relation to Black British masculinities. The exhibition creates a dialogue between past, present and future representations.

The narrative of the exhibition is located in the emergence of the Blk Art Group's work (1979-1984), a signifier of an emerging Black consciousness in Britain in the early 1980s and joined up with contemporary interpretations and experience of being Black and British.

The exhibition features works by seven Black British artists spanning from photography to film and from installation to drawings that defies stereotypical representations to make space for playfulness, joy, the multiplicity of being and vulnerability.

Cut & Mix also seeks for a reflection about the future and the radical imagination that evolves and takes place today when thinking about Black British masculinities.

Curated by Ian Sergeant

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