Art Events and Exhibitions in July

Dennis Osadebe: Modern Magic 

 Image © KÖNIG GALERIE

KÖNIG LONDON brings you Modern Magic, Nigerian artist Dennis Osadebe's first exhibition with the KÖNIG GALERIE, closing July 16, 2022. Comprising 10 new acrylic and archival ink paintings on canvas, the exhibition explores the themes and messaging surrounding black magic and its history. 

Pay close attention and you'll notice the various popular cultural motifs part of  Osadebe's first-ever conceptually guided sculptural exhibition; in an homage to Nigerian craftsmanship each of the chosen objects are symbols of preservation, a nod to Osadebe's artistic approach of combining Western techniques with indigenous traditions.

Tickets can be arranged by appointment, Friday- Saturday 1-6pm.

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(Un)Choreographed by Sungi Mlengeya

Image © The Africa Centre

Ugandan gallery Afriart and The Africa Centre presents the first solo-exhibition in London of Tanzanian artist Sungi Mlengeya,(Un)Choreographed, closing July 24, 2022.  Boasting a collection of 8 large-scale paintings curated by Tammi Bello and Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi, the exhibition celebrates the rich history of dance and the many ways in which it has provided a haven for women to be free and express themselves without restriction. Mlengeya's inspiration dates back to her youth watching her mother's fellow tribeswomen dance to Lingala music. 

Entrance is FREE.

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In the Black Fantastic 

Image © Southbank Centre   Image Credit: Rob Harris

Visit London's Southbank Centre to experience the In the Black Fantastic exhibition, open till September 18, 2022. Witness an exciting collection of works by 11 contemporary artists from across the African diaspora offering a variety of paintings, photography, video, sculptors and mixed-media installations. 

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