Join us at the launch event for our new exhibition Liberty / Diaspora.
In his first solo exhibition in the UK, Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop recasts history and the global politics of black resistance.
Liberty: A Universal Chronology of Black Protest reinterprets defining moments of historical revolt and black struggle in Africa and the diaspora, exploring what unifies and defines these fights for freedom and human rights. These images challenge monolithic history-telling, featuring key events such as the Alabama marches on Washington (Selma 1965), lesser known resistance movements against colonial oppression in southeastern Nigeria (The Women’s War 1929) and the more recent Million Hoodie March in New York triggered by the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012, whose death inspired the Black Lives Matter campaigns.Read More
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Everyone is welcome to our exhibition openings. These events are popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP beforehand to help manage numbers. Both galleries will be open, plus a bar and outdoor seating area. The opening is is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time.
After the launch event, Liberty / Diaspora will be open from 20 July - 3 November 2018.
11am - 6pm
11am - 6pm
11am - 9pm
11am - 6pm
12 noon - 6pm
T: 020 7749 1240
Banner images: 1) Omar Victor Diop, The Women’s War 1929. From Liberty (2016). Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris. 2) Omar Victor Diop, Frederick Douglass 1818–1895. From Project Diaspora (2014) © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris. 3) Omar Victor Diop, Thiaroye 1944. From Liberty (2016). Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris. 2) Omar Victor Diop. 4) Omar Victor Diop, Albert Badin 1747?–1822. From Project Diaspora (2014). Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris.
Page images from left: 1) Omar Victor Diop, Thiaroye 1944. From Liberty (2016). Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris. 2) Arpita Shah, Hijab, Komal [detail]. From Purdah – The Sacred Cloth (2013).
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