Eastside Projects, Lady Skollie, 28 September – 14 December 2019
The exhibition reimagines the history of people of "so-called coloured descent", in which they're led to a promised land free of ignorance and self hatred. Lady Skollie treads joy, ritual, sex and pain into a new body of Papsak Propaganda wallpaintings, performance, and drawn, printed and painted works on paper.
Public Preview: Friday 27 September 2019, 6-8pm
From The Artist Mouth: Saturday 28 September 2019, 2-3.30pm
Papsak Propaganda Performance as part of Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth, Friday 4 October, 7pm start
Does Anybody Leave Heaven?
"Does Anybody Leave Heaven?" by Ibrahim Ahmed is an assemblage tapestry made with textile items found in Egyptian street markets, clothing, bags and other items, which are printed with the flag of the United States of America. Part of Havana Biennial – 12 April to 12 May 2019. Read more >>
Mimesis – African Soldier
Mimesis: African Soldier is a new multi-screen installation by artist John Akomfrah that remembers the millions of African and colonial soldiers, labourers and carriers who served in the First World War. Projected onto three screens, the artwork combines newly created film, shot by Akomfrah in locations around the world, a powerful sound score and historic footage that speak to the African experience of the First World War. The work is co‐commissioned by New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Smoking Dogs Films and 14‐18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, with additional support from Sharjah Art Foundation. Read more >>
Africa State of Mind
Africa State of Mind, curated by Ekow Eshun with New Art Exchange, explores the work of an emergent generation of photographers from across the African continent. 16 artists from 11 different countries interrogate ideas of 'Africanness' through highly subjective renderings of life and identity on the continent, along the way revealing Africa to be a psychological space as much as a physical territory; a state of mind as much as a physical location. The exhibiting artists are: Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Sammy Baloji, Raphaël Barontini, Neil Beloufa, Girma Berta, Eric Gyamfi, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lebohang Kganye, Namsa Leuba, Michael MacGarry, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, Musa N Nxumalo, Ruth Ossai, Athi Patra Ruga and Michael Tsegaye. Read more >>