The Age of New Babylon

23 Nov 2018 – 12 Dec 2018

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Lethaby Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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The Lethaby Gallery’s first student-led exhibition The Age of New Babylon will open this November.


Through a series of actions and interventions, this evolving exhibition examines notions of ‘otherness’ through the lens of difference and seeks to go beyond the frame of images. Curated by Central Saint Martins alum Samboleap Tol and final-year student Sara Gulamali, the exhibition features the work of 22 artists, including students and graduates from colleges across London.

Featured artists: Yemi Alade, Moza Almatrooshi, Grace Black, Imann Gaye, PAPRIKA Collective*, I-M Jerome & Jannat Hussain, Sid and Jim, Mati Jhurry, Alaa Kassim, Yili Liu, Maria Mahfooz, Abondance Matanda, Zeinab Saleh, Hannah Smythe, Samboleap Tol, Damilola Ayo-Vaughan, Neale Willis, Abbas Zahedi.

*PAPRIKA Collective presents: Boram Moon, Eunjung Kim, Helen Davison, Panic Attack Duo (Emilia Demetriou, Naz Balkaya), Chloe Nili, Demelza Toy Toy, Ada Hao.

This exhibition is the result of a College-wide open call and was developed with the support of Central Saint Martins staff.

The Age of New Babylon will be accompanied by a programme of public events, including a panel discussion on 24 November. Please see the schedule below for more details.

Public Programme

Private View: 22 November, 6–9pm

The Private View will feature live works, performances and social gestures including:

Abbas Zahedi, The Boulevard
Alaa Kassim, Mother Other
Samboleap Tol, The Babylonians
Paprika Collective, INFLUX, REFLUX EXFLUX

Please register to attend.

23 November, 2–6pm

Performances: I-M Jerome & Jannat Hussain, Untitled
Yemi Alade, Unity

24 November, 2–4pm

Panel discussion: Of Other Futures

Artist Abbas Zahedi will host Of Other Futures, a panel discussion exploring the potentiality of otherness within the scope of contemporary art practice. Zahedi has invited curators Paul Goodwin, Annie Jael Kwan and Cedric Fauq. Tickets are free but booking is required.

27 November, Time TBC

Performance: Alaa Kassim, Mother Other

28 November, 2pm

Talk: Sheyla Maria Alves de Melo and Priscila Mastroroso from Sâo Paulo, who are currently taking part in a residency with the Art programme at Central Saint Martins, will discuss their work with the favela communities in Brazil.


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