Exhibition

Toyin Ojih Odutola. A Countervailing Theory

26 Mar 2020 – 26 Jul 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 21:00
Friday
10:00 – 21:00
Saturday
10:00 – 21:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Moorgate / Barbican

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The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, this epic cycle of new work will explore an imagined ancient myth.

About

Toyin Ojih Odutola, recognising the pen as a ‘writing tool first’, plays with the idea that drawing can be a form of storytelling. Working exclusively with drawing materials including pencil, pastel, ballpoint pen and charcoal, she approaches her process of drawing as an investigative practice.

Ojih Odutola proposes speculative fictions, inviting the viewer to enter her vision of an uncannily familiar yet fantastical world. Working like an author or poet, she often spends months creating extensive imaginary narratives, which play out through a series of works to suggest a structure of episodes or chapters. Drawing on an eclectic range of references, from ancient history to popular culture to contemporary politics, Ojih Odutola encourages the viewer to piece together the fragments of the stories that she presents.

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Exhibiting artists

Toyin Ojih Odutola

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