Oh, first Thursdays. This time around I’m trying to figure out if it’s a sensible idea to attempt the dash across town from the opening of Fred’s new show (Vyner St, E2) to Tiwani Contemporary’s private view of Synchronicity (Oxford Circus, W1, so strictly speaking not a ‘first Thursday’, but that’s the thing about Thursday – it happens at the same time everywhere…) In theory it’s completely do-able, but then there’s always that temptation when on Vyner St to have a quick poke around the other galleries, and before you know it, it’s home time. Mainly though I’m just thrilled that I even have to think about this at all – a couple of years ago you would have struggled to find any contemporary African shows at all, let alone two opening on the same night.
The new show at Tiwani has been co-organised with curatorial collective On the Roof, and features work from Malala Andrialavidrazana, Steeve Bauras, James Barnor, François-Xavier Gbré, Em’Kal, Kapwani Kiwanga, Amina Menia, Grace Ndiritu, and Abraham O. Oghobase.
Private view: 2nd February, 6-9
Show: 3rd February – 17th March
16 Little Portland Street, London