In the Black Fantastic, 29 Jun 2022 — 18 Sep 2022
Exhibitions

In the Black Fantastic

An exhibition of 11 contemporary artists from the African diaspora, who draw on science fiction, myth and Afrofuturism to question our knowledge of the world.

Hayward Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, UK

Myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and the legacy of Afrofuturism are all sampled, reimagined and recontextualised in “In the Black Fantastic”. 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.

Artists involved: Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Wed – Sat 11 am – 7 pm ; Sun 10 am – 6 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
Mon, Tue

T: +44 020 3879 9555
M: customer@southbankcentre.co.uk
Website

ADDRESS
Hayward Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, UK

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