Artist Talk: Tschabalala Self in conversation17 January 2017
Tschabalala Self, portrait, courtesy of CULTURED Magazine, photography by Francois Dischinger.
Artist Talk | Tschabalala Self in conversation
With Yinka Shonibare MBE and Touria El Glaoui, moderated by Dr. Ziba Ardalan
Tuesday, 17 January, 7pm
£8/6 (conc) | Booking required
Join New York-based artist Tschabalala Self for an insightful discussion. Self has created intriguing works in painting, printmaking and sculpture that show evidence of being influenced by the fractured vision of Cubism and use materials such as paint, fabric and paper. These diverse materials allow Self to shift the content and meaning of her work from a personal stance to a collective and cultural dimension.
Touria El Glaoui is the Founding Director of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which takes place biannually in London and New York. In 2016, Touria El Glaoui was listed amongst the 100 most powerful women in Africa by Forbes; amongst the 50 most powerful women in Africa by Jeune Afrique in 2015; and the 100 most influential Africans in business by NewAfrican in 2013.
Yinka Shonibare was born in London in 1962 and grew up in the UK and Nigeria. In the 1980s he studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1991. Working in painting, sculpture, photography, film and installation, Shonibare's work examines race, class and the construction of cultural identity. In 2004 he was nominated for the Turner Prize, in 2010 his first public art commission, Nelson's Ship in a Bottle opened on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and in 2013 he was nominated as a Royal Academician.
17 Jan 7:00pm