Exhibition: A Glittering City: Ayo Akingbade with Duchamp & Sons

This exhibition runs from Wed, 19th May 2021 to Sun, 15th Aug 2021. See all dates

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

Wed,
19th May 2021  
(11am - 6pm)  <– Today
Thu,
20th May 2021  
(11am - 6pm)
Fri,
21st May 2021  
(11am - 6pm)
Sat,
22nd May 2021  
(11am - 6pm)
Sun,
23rd May 2021  
(11am - 6pm)
Tue,
25th May 2021  
(11am - 6pm)
Wed,
26th May 2021  
(11am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Wed, 19th May 2021

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 magic of the glittering city had confused her” – Cyprian Ekwensi, Glittering City, Lokotown and Other Stories (1966)

Concrete tower blocks, glossy high rises, red buses and trains in transit weave the social landscape of everyday London living. Speaking to architects, public sector workers and young people, artist and filmmaker Ayo Akingbade (b.1994, London) creates moving image work that forges conversations on urbanism, gentrification, power and resilience.

How do you come to feel part of a community? Over six months, Akingbade collaborated with Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective Duchamp & Sons to explore ideas of place and belonging. Through workshops, screenings and fieldwork in the local area, they traced memories of displacement and the meaning of home, interrogating present challenges and future aspirations.

Echoing the uncertain times we live in, the new commission Fire In My Belly (2021) offers a compelling portrait of London through the voices of young people, as they navigate an uncharted road map of the city. Presented alongside Dear Babylon (2019), a film essay that follows three art students and their investigations on the future of social housing.


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Location

Whitechapel Gallery,

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London,
E1 7QX

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