This contemporary group exhibition creates a space between the real world and multiple imagined ones, where fantasy becomes a powerful tool to investigate racism and social injustice whilst championing cultural liberation.
Featuring 11 artists from the African diaspora, all working across a variety of mediums, the exhibition draws on science fiction, myth and Afrofuturism to question the world and our place in it. Some artists direct our attention to the past, whilst others imagine fantastical futures through a mix of painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations.
The overall experience is an immersive space where existing ideas, histories and myths are recontextualised and reimagined. The exhibition features some incredible contemporary artists, including Huw Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Chris Ofili, Sedrick Chisom and Kara Walker among others – Huw Locke’s immersive installation features photographs of the artist masquerading as corrupt kings, tyrants and bandits, while Sedrick Chisom and Kara Walker respectively investigate the ideology of whiteness in America’s history of racial violence. And Chris Ofili creates a series of paintings that transport Homer’s Odysseus and Calypso to the islands of the Caribbean.