Exhibition: Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory

This exhibition runs from Thu, 26th Mar 2020 to Sun, 26th Jul 2020. See all dates

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

26th Mar 2020  
(12am - 12am)  <– Today
27th Mar 2020  
(12am - 12am)
28th Mar 2020  
(12am - 12am)
29th Mar 2020  
(12am - 12am)
30th Mar 2020  
(12am - 12am)
31st Mar 2020  
(12am - 12am)
1st Apr 2020  
(12am - 12am)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Thu, 26th Mar 2020

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.

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 pencil, pastel, ballpoint pen 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.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

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


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Silk Street, London,

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