Hew Locke in Conversation with Ekow Eshun | Southbank Centre

Hales is excited to announce that Hew Locke will be in Conversation with Ekow Eshun, curator of In the Black Fantastic, on Friday 15 July.

Myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and the legacy of Afrofuturism are all sampled, reimagined and recontextualised in In the Black Fantastic. Encompassing painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations, the exhibition creates immersive aesthetic experiences that bring the viewer into a new environment somewhere between the real world and a multiplicity of imagined ones.While some artists disrupt our understanding of the past, others invite us to imagine fantastical futures. In this exhibition, fantasy becomes a zone of creative and cultural liberation and a means of addressing racism and social injustice by conjuring new ways of being in the world.

The talk will take place at the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, starting at 6.30pm BST.

Hew Locke
Purcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

16 July 2022

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July 11, 2022