Including work by Sophia Oshodin, Emma Prempeh, Jamilla Okubo and Adebunmi Gbadebo, the exhibition’s themes span ”identity, gender, family, society, sexuality, empowerment, and consumerism, [viewed] through perspectives of Black femininity”
Paula Rego at Tate Britain, London: Portuguese-born, London-based artist Paula Rego has played an extraordinary part in revolutionising the representation of women in contemporary art. Now, a retrospective at Tate Britain will allow viewers to understand the full scope of Rego’s boundless imagination and socio-political activism. Over 100 artworks are set to go on display later this month, ranging from paintings, collages and large-scale pastels to drawings and etchings. These span her early work from the 1950s, exploring both her own struggles and larger societal issues, through her seminal Abortion series, an unflinching look at the repercussions of illegal terminations, ending with her more recent, staged figurative works.
UNTITLED: Art on the Conditions of Our Time at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge: bridge, a group show brings together the work of ten British African diaspora artists – including Barby Asante, Phoebe Boswell and Larry Achiampong – to highlight the ways in which their individual practices probe at some of today’s most important cultural and political issues. A curation of painting, drawing and printmaking, alongside performance, video and sound installations, the display asks viewers ”to examine the conditions of our time through the prism of [contemporary] Black British artists, without reducing the encounter solely to an exploration of Black British identity.”