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Exhibition: Oliver Enwonwu: A Continued Legacy

Location

Mall Galleries,

The Mall, London,
SW1Y 5BD

Dates

This exhibition runs from Tue, 21st May 2024 to Sat, 1st Jun 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Mon,
27th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Tue,
28th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Wed,
29th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Thu,
30th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Fri,
31st May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Sat,
1st Jun 2024  
(10am - 5pm)  <– Last Day!

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings and sculpture by Oliver Enwonwu, as well as works by his father, the acclaimed pioneer African modernist artist, Ben Enwonwu.

Oliver Enwonwu deviates from his father’s “personal aesthetic that increasingly focused on the temporal and spiritual forms engendered in the context of indigenous rituals.” His unique approach is an interrogation of women, ideas of nationhood, the female body, gesture, dance, hair, and items of clothing as sophisticated strategies of resistance - evidenced by stylish, colourful attire and a strong sense of regality, autonomy, and self-assertiveness.

Exploring the intersection between tradition and modernity, the exhibition’s overarching purpose is to shed light on the enduring significance of African indigenous values, identities and beliefs in today’s globalised world, having evolved through such major events as colonisation.

Also instructive to the concept of a continuing legacy, is the choice of the exhibition venue. In 1985, Mall Galleries was the stage for Ben Enwonwu’s last major international show, ‘Dance Theme.’ Additionally, 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of Ben's death. As a respected member of The Royal Society of British Artists, this timely exhibition is a testament to his legacy.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Tue, 21st May 2024 to Sat, 1st Jun 2024

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

May 2024

June 2024

Location

Mall Galleries,

The Mall, London,
SW1Y 5BD

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