KALEIDOSCOPE: IMMIGRATION AND MODERN BRITAIN

Catch this photography exhibition which explores identity and immigration in modern Britain, with stills and moving image, Kaleidoscope showcases the works of ten photographers born or based in Britain, many with family origins abroad including Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Russia, and explores what it means and how it feels to live as an immigrant, or a descendent of immigrants, in Britain today. Co-curated by writer, Ekow Eshun and Creative Director, Darrell Vydelingum the exhibition forms a celebration of immigration in everyday life. (Main image credit: Yellow Chalk #1&2 – Dalston Anatomy, 2013 © Lorenzo Vitturi)

Reflecting the multiplicity of voices that together form modern Britain, the exhibition takes individual and often intensely personal experiences to encourage a wider appreciation of the nation’s multiculturalism. The significance of immigrant communities forms a key focus, particularly how they influence the country’s identity, challenged now more than ever.

Many Rivers to Cross © Rhianne Clarke
Many Rivers to Cross © Rhianne Clarke

Featured artists include:  (main image) Dalston AnatomyLorenzo Vitturi captures the energy in the convergence of different cultures at Ridley Road Market in East London. Combining portrait photography with abstract sculpture comprised of objects collected from the market, Vitturi reflects on the cultural evolution of Ridley Road and its unique combination of international influences.

10. Real...Times © Liz Johnson Artur
10. Real…Times © Liz Johnson Artur

Also Seba Kurtis presents Heartbeat, Chris Steele-Perkins’ large-scale The New Londoners, The Quiet Town of Tipton, Mahtab Hussain, Kurt Tong’s photo series The Queen, The Chairman and I, Rhianne Clarke’s Many Rivers to Cross, Hetain Patel brings a playful touch to immigration discourse in his film work, The Jump, Photographer Liz Johnson Artur focuses on the capital in Real…Times, and  Billy Dosanjh’s Year Zero: Black Country.

The details: FREE 12 Jun – 08 Sep 2019 More details  Terrace Rooms South Wing

 

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