Arts & Culture
London Art Fair: AFROFUTURISMS PAST
- 9:00 pm
23 January 2020
Business Design Centre | £13 - £17
52 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 0QH
For over 31 years London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing international market. The Fair is an established destination for both seasoned and aspiring collectors, with 130 galleries from across the globe presenting works from the world’s foremost artists from the 20th century to today.
Taking place from 22 – 26 January 2020 (Preview 21 January), London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar.
MY TOP PICK: AFROFUTURISMS PAST
The release in 2018 of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther provoked renewed interest in the cultural aesthetic of Afrofuturism and in particular the way that its history within experimental film-making over the past 50 years has laid the groundwork for both the critical and (importantly, in the field of counter-cultural movements) commercial success of the film.
Focusing on key works from the 1970’s onward from Africa and the African Diaspora, the films on display in the Art Projects Screening Room, 2019, explored the past experiences and future possibilities of African communities through alternate and imagined realities. The programme introduced the many different creative reinterpretations of science fiction, documentary, historical fiction, fantasy, straight drama and magic realism that are a feature of Afrofuturism’s innovative nature and which have ensured its continuing influence.
This event takes place from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th January 2020.
Standard Day passes cost £17. Concessions £13. Book your tickets here