Words after the World is an exhibition which builds on Nyampeta’s recent residency at Camden Arts Centre. During this time, Nyampeta hosted a scriptorium, in which he convened a working group to translate Francophone texts by philosophers such as Alexis Kagame and Maniragaba Balibutsa. This collective structure led to the production of the script for Nyampeta’s new film, which conveys a fictional writer attempting to complete a novella at a time when the use of existing words is restricted by copyright: as a result, the writer is compelled to craft new words in order to avoid both silence and persecution.
Check out this online show by our very own Maia Conran at:
A fascinating online work… It’s best viewed on a computer with sound. View the work in context here…THE MAN WHO BROUGHT ME HERE. HE SAID HE WOULD BRING WATER. MORE WATER. THE MAN WHO BROUGHT ME HERE. HE SAID HE LIKED MY FACE, ASKED ME WHAT MY NAME WAS. THE MAN WHO BROUGHT ME HERE.
Another recommendation – this show will blow you away..! but be prepared it costs £9.50
21 September 2016 – 15 January 2017
South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg) is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.
In this major exhibition of six large-scale installations by the artist, music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement.
This Also at Whitechapel- is very much worth a look.. and it’s free…
Characteristically deploying their strategic combination of humour, information, bold graphics and a subversive use of public space, their latest campaign includes a banner installed on the front of the Gallery and a display of posters and new research.
runs until 5 March
If you’re interested in the intersection between literature and contemporary art- check out this show at Raven Row Gallery (big interesting place near Liverpool st)