Exhibition

Liz Johnson Artur: If you know the beginning, the end is no trouble

14 Jun 2019 – 1 Sep 2019

Event times

The South London Gallery is open Tue – Sun 11am-6pm, except Wed and last Fri of the month until 9pm.

Cost of entry

Free

South London Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • 36,436
  • Oval, Vauxhall

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Russian-Ghanaian artist Liz Johnson Artur presents a new body of work alongside photographs selected from her substantial archive documenting the lives of people from the African diaspora.

About

For more than three decades 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 London, where she has lived since 1991, capturing the richness and complexity of Black British life.

Artur transforms the high-ceilinged Main Gallery with a series of four hanging and floor-based bamboo cane structures. 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.

The structures act as a flexible backdrop for 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.

Artur’s exhibition at the South London Gallery follows her first museum show, opening in May 2019 at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

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