On the occasion of South African photography show Figures and Fictions, this month’s Friday Late sees the V&A open its doors in honour of a mysterious group: the ‘Afropolitans‘. Who are they? I’ll be heading down there from 6.30 to find out…
Opening this Wednesday is an exhibition by the Ivorian painter Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba. During the violence that followed last year’s disputed presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire, rather than fleeing with the masses, Aboudia took cover in a basement studio in the capital city of Abidjan and began to paint what he saw; as he has explained, he painted partly in order to record events for posterity, but mostly just for himself. The results are now on show in a solo exhibition at Jack Bell gallery, the artist’s first outside his home country.
Private view: 22nd June, 7-9
w/ Live set by Vamanos (Ghetto Bassquake / Secousse Sound System)
Show: 23rd June – 1st September
Jack Bell Gallery
276 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London
Just found out about this collaboration between the artist Godfried Donkor and the poet Nii Parkes, which uses collage to explore ideas of culture and creolisation between Ghana and the UK.
You can find out more here.
The show continues until 3rd July.
Saison Poetry Library
Royal Festival Hall