Arts & Culture
V&A Onsite Talk: Fabricating the African Imaginarium
- 8:15 pm
09 September 2022
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre | £12 - £15
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
Join the curators of the V&A’s Africa Fashion and the Hayward Gallery’s In The Black Fantastic, Dr Christine Checinska and Ekow Eshun, in an exploration of the African imaginarium or Black fantastic as the place where creative and cultural liberation resides.
Their conversation will thread its way around the place of myth and fantasy in the spectacular works of genre-defying contemporary African creatives, from fashion to photography, text to textiles, multimedia and more. And it will explore how creatives are grappling with, and making material, the racialised everyday through deconstruction and reconstruction and ‘cut & mix’ methods and aesthetics to boldly bring to life new ways of being.
NB: This event is currently open for priority booking for Members; general booking will open on 10 August, subject to availability.
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Header Image: The Afrotopia display at the “Africa Fashion” exhibition. Credit Victoria and Albert Museum, London