Exhibition: An Ode to Afrosurrealism

This exhibition runs from Sat, 17th Oct 2020 to Sun, 1st Aug 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

4th Dec 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
5th Dec 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
6th Dec 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
7th Dec 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
8th Dec 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
9th Dec 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
10th Dec 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

A photographic art exhibition exploring contemporary relationships with spiritualism, reality and surrealism, through a Black British lens.

Drawing from personal experience, mythology and symbolism, artists Hamed Maiye and Adama Jalloh explore new ways to imagine spiritual identity through photography.

Afrosurrealism, first coined in 1974 by the poet Amiri Baraka, is a visual and literary movement that uses the surreal and otherworldly to visualise the present.

The exhibition highlights in particular the spiritual bond between twins and the meaning of the number 2 – images of twins are used throughout the series to show the mirroring of reality and surrealism, symbolising union and division.

An Ode to Afrosurrealism also aims to inspire younger artists to consider different ways of creating art by looking outside the usual canon of spiritual iconography.

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Horniman Museum,

100 London Road, London,
SE23 3PQ

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