Russian-Ghanaian artist Liz Johnson Artur presents new sculptural works incorporating photographs selected from her substantial archive.
For more than thirty years Liz Johnson Artur has taken photographs across Europe, America, Africa and the Caribbean, in an ongoing project she calls the Black Balloon Archive.
This solo show focuses on her time in London, where she has lived since 1991, capturing the richness and complexity of Black British life.
On display will be be a series of four hanging and floor-based bamboo cane structures, which each hosts a body of images taken across the city, including in Peckham Rye, black-majority churches, non-binary club nights as well as a still life section Artur calls Library. These images are printed at various sizes, using both traditional photographic techniques onto paper as well as application to fabric, tracing paper and cardboard.
Alongside the exhibition will be an integrated programme of events, in which Artur will invite artists working across music, poetry, dance and theatre to create intergenerational collaboration, performance and discussion.