4 Art Exhibitions to Visit in London this Month
© Yinka Ilori
Design Museum, Yinka Ilori
15 September 2022 - 25 June 2022
Dive into the colourful world of British-Nigerian artist and designer Yinka Ilori's Design Museum. Experience Yinka's distinctive aesthetic first-hand in a free exhibition inspired by the African fabrics and patterns of his childhood. In a nod to British postmodernism, the display will feature a collection of installations and murals.
© Serge Attukwei Clottey
Future of Food, Kew Gardens
Visit London's Kew Garden's summer Future of Food event, until 18 September 2022. Enjoy four new art installations including 'Shooting at Hunger' by Ghanaian-artist Serge Attukwei Clottey, along with talks, guest-menus, and a host of workshops and activities.
In his latest exhibition, Clottey explores ideas around food hunger, food scarcity, preservation, and individual responsibility in changing our planet. Using discarded plastics found near his home in Accra, Ghana, Clottey creates large-scale sculptural installations, designed to encourage viewers to engage with issues that impact communities around the world.
© Hurvin Anderson, Shanty Town 2019
Ghost of Empires II
16 September 2022 - 22 October 2022
Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Ben Brown Fine Arts London announces 'Ghosts of Empires II', its latest exhibition. Diving deep into the historical narratives surround the black Atlantic and Asia imperialist trade routes, the show explores the cultural differences, similarities, and intersections attached to the communities that have experienced colonization and imperialism, and their relationship with contemporary society.
Featuring works by: Hurvin Anderson, Adam de Boer, Delphine Desance, Theaster Gates, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Tidawhitney Lek, Chris Ofili, Fadekemi Ogunsanya, Maia Cruz Palileo, Miguel Angel Payano Jr., Paul Anthony Smith, Zao Wou-Ki and Livien Yin.
© Sanlé Sory/Tezeta. Courtesy David Hill Gallery
Africa Fashion, V&A
The V&A invites you to its exhibition 'Africa Fashion', on now until 16 April 2023. Focusing on mid-20th century to contemporary African fashion, the display presents a series of photographs, textiles, music and visual arts for you to enjoy; taking stock of Africa's impact on global fashion trends.