in the black fantastic

went to this exhibition and was blown away. some of the most invigorating work i’ve seen in a long while.
curated by ekow eshun. if you want to catch it, you’ll have to hurry. it closes on september 19th.
from  the hayward website:

“an exhibition of 11 contemporary artists from the african diaspora, who draw on science fiction, myth and afrofuturism to question our knowledge of the world.

myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and the legacy of afrofuturism are all sampled, reimagined and recontextualised in in the black fantastic.

encompassing painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations, the exhibition creates immersive aesthetic experiences that bring the viewer into a new environment somewhere between the real world and a multiplicity of imagined ones.”