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In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre

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Time 11:00
Date 29/06/22
Price £16.5
  • Produced by Southbank Center
  • Price £13.50 | £10:50 concessions | Free for members. Price excludes £3 booking fee
  • Get ready for a the legacy of Afrofuturism.
  • Bring along your arty crew.
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  • See you at The Hayward Gallery

An exhibition of 11 contemporary artists from the African diaspora. Expect myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and the legacy of Afrofuturism, reimagined and recontextualised.

Wednesday 29 June - Sunday 18 September.

Encompassing painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations, the exhibition creates immersive aesthetic experiences that bring the viewer into a new environment somewhere between the real world and a multiplicity of imagined ones.

While some artists disrupt our understanding of the past, others invite us to imagine fantastical futures. In this exhibition, fantasy becomes a zone of creative and cultural liberation and a means of addressing racism and social injustice by conjuring new ways of being in the world.

In the Black Fantastic is curated by Ekow Eshun and features the artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker.

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