Exhibition: Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory

This exhibition runs from Tue, 11th Aug 2020 to Sun, 16th Aug 2020. See all dates

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

11th Aug 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)  <– Today
12th Aug 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)
13th Aug 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)
14th Aug 2020  
(12pm - 6:30pm)
15th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6:30pm)
16th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6:30pm)  <– Last Day!

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Tue, 11th Aug 2020

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 explores 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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