Exhibition: Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory

This exhibition runs from Wed, 26th Aug 2020 to Sun, 24th Jan 2021. See all dates

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

4th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)
5th Dec 2020  
(11am - 6:30pm)
6th Dec 2020  
(1am - 6:30pm)
7th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)
8th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)
9th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)
10th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)

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

The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, this epic cycle of new work will explore an imagined ancient myth, with an immersive soundscape by artist Peter Adjaye.

Toyin Ojih Odutola, recognising the pen as a ‘writing tool first’, plays with the idea that drawing can be a form of storytelling. Working exclusively with drawing materials including pastel and charcoal, she approaches her process of drawing as an investigative practice.

Ojih Odutola proposes speculative fictions, inviting the viewer to enter her vision of an uncannily familiar yet fantastical world. Working like an author or poet, she often spends months creating extensive imaginary narratives, which play out through a series of works to suggest a structure of episodes or chapters. Drawing on an eclectic range of references, from ancient history to popular culture to contemporary politics, Ojih Odutola encourages the viewer to piece together the fragments of the stories that she presents.

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