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Victoria Miro  presents Protest | Njideka Akunyili Crosby - Portals

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23 Sept 2016 to 5 Nov 2016
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Protest
23 September - 5 November 2016
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Artists in this exhibition: Doug Aitken, Elmgreen & Dragset, Isaac Julien, Wangechi Mutu, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze., Njideka Akunyili Crosby


Protest

23 September - 5 November 2016

Victoria Miro Gallery I
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Historical and contemporary works feature in a group exhibition by artists concerned with the socio-political issues of their day, who question the status quo and the power structures found within societies, and who take the very language of protest as a means to explore its potency. Taking as a starting point Alice Neel’s prophetic 1936 painting, Nazis Murder Jews, the exhibition presents new and recent works by artists including Doug Aitken, Elmgreen & Dragset, Isaac Julien, Wangechi Mutu, Richard Prince and Sarah Sze amongst others. These works do not document protests per se, but rather through image, composition, gesture, material, form or concept, serve as a call to action – inspiring consideration of possibilities for a life of freedom, an insistence on human rights, and continued debate and dialogue around the immediate social and political issues which confront our global community. For this exhibition, the gallery is proud to be working with a charitable partner, Reprieve, a small organisation of committed human rights defenders who provide free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Portals

4 October - 5 November 2016
Victoria Miro Gallery II
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s first solo exhibition in Europe features a new body of work made especially for Victoria Miro. The artist, who relocated from Nigeria to the United States at the age of 16, draws on art historical, political and personal references to make densely layered figurative compositions whose intricate surfaces combine disparate materials and aesthetic traditions. An amalgam of processes, including painting, drawing and photo-transfer techniques are harnessed in images that, precise in style, nonetheless conjure the complexity of contemporary experience.  

The artist will be in conversation with Zoe Whitley at Tate Modern, Starr Cinema, Thursday 29 September 7pm - 8.30pm.

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For further press information please contact:

Victoria Miro:
Kathy Stephenson | kathy@victoria-miro.com | +44 (0) 20 7549 0422

Rees & Company:
Carrie Rees | carrie@reesandco.com | + 44 (0) 77 63 70 83 46
Chloe Nahum | chloe@reesandco.com | + 44 (0) 77 42 23 91 78


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