Progress Reports: art in an era of diversity

28 Jan 2010 – 13 Mar 2010

Event times

Tues - Fri: 11am - 6pm, Thurs late opening until 9pm, Saturday 12 - 6pm, Sunday, Monday closed

Cost of entry

Admission Free


Travel Information

  • Old Street (exit 3)

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Artwork responding to interpretations of cultural diversity in contemporary society


This multi-voiced exhibition and series of events explores interpretations of ‘cultural diversity', reflecting the times we live in and changes to the social and cultural landscape in the last 15 years. Manick Govinda from Artsadmin, Sally Lai from the Chinese Arts Centre and artist Zarina Bhimji have selected artists. Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour show new graphic work; their bold mixture of art, politics, games, sci-fi and storytelling rebels against the stereotypes of the Middle East. Ashery is from Israel and Sansour from Palestine. Artist Sanford Biggers' sculptures blend contemporary hip-hop expressions with Eastern Spiritualism, he presents a breakdance floor modelled on a Buddhist mandala. Filmmaker and scholar Karen Alexander and filmmaker Campbell select screenings by artists such as Kara Walker whose provocative films retell narratives around slavery and domination. In the film Kanku Ragu Hetain Patel realigns his body in relationship to nationhood. Harold Offeh shows work humorously re-interpreting Hollywood media representations of the asexual mammy figure. The films are show on a loop but timings are available on the Rivington Place and Iniva websites, please check them in order to plan your visit if there is a particular film you want to see. Visit www.iniva.org to find out about the programme of talks and events including playful art installations, interventions and events from the Inivators and artist Yara El-Sherbini ranging from a pop-up court with the cultural sector on trial, to the opportunity to play and be part of a version of board game Guess Who? with a twist. Complete list of artists: Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour, Sanford Biggers, Michelle Citron, Julie Dash, Leah Gilliam, Amanda Holiday, Naomi Kashiwagi, Radhika Khimji, Tracey Moffatt, Harold Offeh, Hetain Patel, Lisa Reihana, John Sealey, Tejal Shah, Kara Walker.


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