Gareth Nyandoro is coming back to Tiwani Contemporary! Stall(s) of Fame, his second solo exhibition at the gallery, will be exhibited for the first time in the UK from 29th September to 4th November 2017, following a solo presentation at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Stall(s) of Fame is an immersive installation, partly inspired by the urban landscape of Paris and its infamous Bouquiniste stands, wooden boxes used as second-hand bookshops and scattered along the banks of the Seine. Rather unexpectedly, upon opening the Bouquiniste stand, the viewer is presented not with books but with a number of portraits.
Nyandoro considers the shift, across time and geography, between various cultural manifestations, from literature to popular forms of entertainment such as sports, and asks where we are to locate cultural value and influence today. Other fundamental questions around the commodification and objectification of players point to wider concerns regarding consumerism, celebrity and exploitation in modern capitalist societies.
Fittingly for an exhibition which was partly inspired by the early modes of dissemination of the printed page, the works were produced using Nyandoro’s unique kucheka-cheka technique, which calls upon his past training in printmaking.
WHEN: 29 September 2017 – 4 November 2017
WHERE: Tiwani Contemporary (16 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BP)