Takeover 2018: Nariscia Henriques Presents Transition
Rich Mix London
Transition showcases works of art depicting the transitions of Black men and women with the use of natural motifs and abstract patterns. Artist Nariscia Henriques paints with warm, inviting colours to highlight positive imagery of Black people; soft, beautiful, regal and bold. Henriques first solo exhibition invites you to embrace your own personal transition and asks the question of what it means to transition to your higher self.
Brent’s Pioneering Windrush Generation
Brent Museum and Archive
To mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush this exhibition explores Brent’s Caribbean heritage through portrait photography. Featuring collections from Brent Museum and Archives, bespoke artworks commissioned from Mahogany Arts, poetry from renowned poet Malika Booker and an installation of a traditional West Indian ‘front room’ Brent’s Pioneering Windrush Generation highlights the value, influence and strength of the Windrush generation.
Illuminating India: Photography 1857 – 2017
Science Museum Group
This exhibition brought to light the previously overlooked Indian photographers who worked in parallel with their foreign counterparts from the 1850s onwards.
Pivoting around two key dates—1857, the year of the Mutiny and 1947, the year of Independence and Partition—it was an ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India that examined the role the medium has played in charting the country’s modern history.
Among the images were works by the first recorded Indian photographer Ahmad Ali Khan, Samuel Bourne, art photography pioneer Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and award-winning contemporary photographer Vasantha Yogananthan.
The Fatherhood Project
Being a Man Festival
The Fatherhood Project pop up exhibition was conceived to break down the harmful stereotypes surrounding Black British fathers.
Using portraiture The Fatherhood Project explored the relationships that everyday Black British fathers have with their children, dispelling the concept of the absent Black father.
By documenting the moments of intimacy, love, fun, affection and difficulty that go hand in hand with family life the project celebrated positive notions of Black masculinity while providing a forum for people to discuss the current issues surrounding Black fatherhood.
DDR: A Peacekeeping Operation
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
DDR: A Peacekeeping Operation uses contemporary art to explore the process of Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration a post conflict peace and reconciliation practice used by the United Nations in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Côte D'Ivoire.
100 Days: The Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide 100 Days: The Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later featured the work of award winning artists such as National Portrait Gallery prize winner Jonathan Torgovnik and Venice Biennale veteran Alfredo Jaar. This powerful exhibit explored the difficult subject of sexual violence in conflict zones. The exhibition examined concepts of survival, bravery, acceptance and empowerment and their role in healing and developing Rwanda.