NOW Gallery will be celebrating London’s diverse creative landscape in a new cross-cultural installation, Home Affairs.
The exhibition is a collaboration between furniture designer Yinka Ilori, fashion designer Christine Mhando of London-based CHiCHiA and creative consultant Arieta Mujay. It features four theatrical, visually compelling conceptual spaces, brought to life with curated film, archival footage and performance. Framed by the language of traditional Nigerian & Swahili parables, the spaces will be filled with thought-provoking furniture, indigenous plants, designed objects, garments and wallpapers inspired by bespoke Khanga textiles. There will also be artwork by The installation will also be artwork by Jason Barka and Berjo Mouanga; a mural by myself, Lulu Kitololo; hand-carved wooden stools and bowls by artist Gary March and; on opening night, spoken word performances by the Bazaar Bohemian, of Project Tribe.
Art director/brand consultant Ola Shobowale (aka @imustcreatenow) is also on-board, helping to bring it all together.
Dates: 20th August – 4th September 2015
Venue: NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ
Join us this Thursday evening for the NOW Later opening night
You can expect:
Bazaar Bohemian – Atlanta’s free spirited, Chichia London muse, Bazaar Bohemian performing a series of excerpts from iconic African writers, poets and lyricists, in collaboration with Talking Drummer Richard Olatunde Baker.
Vintage Bike Photo Booth —Take a selfie with our customised vintage, yellow bike.
Lulu Kitololo – Kenyan-Tanzanian Illustrator Lulu Kitololo will be painting a mural, live.
Zezi Ifore – NTS Radio’s Zezi Ifore will be collecting stories for a special edition of her Palm Wine Club show on NTS Radio and playing music from the Motherland – Hi life, fuji, afrobeats and beyond.
NOW Cinema: Home Affairs – NOW Gallery presents a series of contemporary short films by emerging African filmmakers exploring a range of social and aesthetic themes set in domestic spaces.