Zina Saro-Wiwa

Evan Ifekoya @ StudioRCA Riverlight, May 4 – 31

2 May 2016

Evan Ifekoya is presenting premiere a video, ‘Okun Sung’, at London’s StudioRCA Riverlight, opening May 4 and running to May 31.

The London-based artist’s new commission is the second in the Dusk Exhibition Series at the Royal College of Art (RCA)-run “test-bed and exhibition space”, which shows work that becomes fully visible in the dark hours, to be experienced from outside the gallery.

Ifekoya’s piece explores “identification across mixed realities”, inspired by artist Lubaina Himid, music from British band Eurythmics and the Yoruba myth of the Olokun. This follows Dusk#1, which was shown at the RCA Dyson Gallery in January, a video installation by Zina Saro-Wiwa curated by Zoe Whitley.

The series is one concerned with “trans-gender, Science Fiction and Post-Human” ideas, that in turn builds on the RCA’s ‘Rise Up & Envision*‘ 2015 lectures. Works by Daniel Shanken and Rehana Zaman are to follow in the coming months

See the StudioRCA Riverlight website for details.**

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Anathema screening @ Danielle Arnaud, Apr 10

10 April 2016

London’s Danielle Arnaud invites curatorial platform A- – -Z to curate a video screening event, Anathema, to act as a finissage for the gallery’s recent exhibition Ichor, on April 10.

Featuring the work of four artists, Laure Prouvost, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Tai Shani and Jordan Wolfson Anathema looks to explore the contemporary gothic, the morphic human and the virtual voice that rests on the “edge of the epicine” amongst other edges, “altering, adjusting, shifting, transforming, distorting and diluting…”

Anathema, which as a word was historically used to describe a curse banning and ex-communicating persons or doctrines from the Church, celebrates that which is consigned to damnation.

See the Danielle Arnaud website for details.**

Laure Prouvost, ‘Wantee’ (2013). Courtesy MOT International.
Laure Prouvost, ‘Wantee’ (2013). Courtesy MOT International.


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