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Today, we bring a selection of must-see international exhibitions and arts events,
from Atlanta to Berlin and London. The works on display here ask key questions –
confronting the legacies of the past whilst imagining possibilities for the future.
 
 
Truth Told Slant | High Museum of Art
Until 11 August
 
Walker Evans, an influential figure in the history of documentary photography, described the best images as having the subtle qualities of poetry, where deeper meaning hid beneath the surface. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, highlights five image-makers who do just this: Rose Marie Cromwell, Jill Frank, Tommy Kha, Zora J Murff and Kristine Potter. Here, we meet artists who are not dispassionate observers but attentive participants in the scenes they capture. 
 

Tropical Modernism | V&A
Until 22 September
 
V&A's new exhibition explores the legacies of an architectural approach that emerged in the 1940s across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. It involved involved adapting modernist principles for equatorial weather conditions, climates and cultures. Despite its roots in colonialism, the style played a key role following independence in countries such as India and Ghana. 
 
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Lessons of the Hour | Tang Museum
Until 19 May
 
Lessons of the Hour is Issac Julian CBE RA’s powerful film installation about the abolitionist, writer and freed slave Frederick Douglass, as well as the influential women of his time, such as women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and the abolitionist and feminist Ottilie Assing. The film remains relevant in relation to the ongoing struggle for social justice today.
 

Mark of Cane | Bow Arts, London
Until 21 April
 
Mark of Cane explores the impact of sugar on the African-Caribbean Diaspora, confronting the haunting legacies of the Industrial Revolution and the Transatlantic Slave trade. Visitors embark on a profound audiovisual journey that is centred on East London Art Prize winner Kat Anderson’s fictional short film Las, Fiya (Last, Fire), which uses the horror genre to explore ancestral trauma, dispossession and power.
 

Forecast Festival | Radialsystem, Berlin
15-16 March 
 
Each year, Forecast Festival presents boundary-pushing multimedia projects from artists, performers, musicians and poets. Audiences will discover what happens when creative minds spend a month collaborating with renowned mentors. The 2024 programe includes Mari Kalabegashvili, mentored by Roee Rosen. If You Catch My Drift uses cars as an analogy for existential journeys.
 
 
 
 
Image credits:  1. Rose Marie Cromwell (American, born 1984), In the Parking Lot, 2019, pigmented inkjet print, courtesy of the artist. © Rose Marie Cromwell. 2. Film still of Unity Hall, KNUST, Kumasi by John Owuso Addo and Miro Marasović – for ‘Tropical Modernism – Architecture and Independence’ © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 3. Isaac Julien, The North Star (Lessons of the Hour), 2019, framed photograph on gloss inkjet paper mounted on aluminium, 63 x 84 inches, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. 4. ‘Las, Fiya’ (‘Last, Fire’), Kat Anderson, 2024. DoP: Ed Tucker. Colourist: Lulu Colour 5. Mari Kalabegashvili, If You Catch My Drift, (2024). 

  

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Exhibitions and Events this Season I    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today, we bring a selection of must-see international exhibitions and arts events, from Atlanta to Berlin and London. The works on display here ask key questions – confronting the legacies of the past whilst imagining possibilities for the future. Truth Told Slant | High Museum of Art Until 11 August Walker Evans, an influential figure in the history of documentary photography, described the best images as having the subtle qualities of poetry, where deeper meaning hid beneath the surface. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, highlights five image-makers who do just this: Rose Marie Cromwell, Jill Frank, Tommy Kha, Zora J Murff and Kristine Potter. Here, we meet artists who are not dispassionate observers but attentive participants in the scenes they capture.  Read more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tropical Modernism | V&A Until 22 September V&A's new exhibition explores the legacies of an architectural approach that emerged in the 1940s across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. It involved involved adapting modernist principles for equatorial weather conditions, climates and cultures. Despite its roots in colonialism, the style played a key role following independence in countries such as India and Ghana.  Read more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lessons of the Hour | Tang Museum Until 19 May Lessons of the Hour is Issac Julian CBE RA’s powerful film installation about the abolitionist, writer and freed slave Frederick Douglass, as well as the influential women of his time, such as women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and the abolitionist and feminist Ottilie Assing. The film remains relevant in relation to the ongoing struggle for social justice today. Find out more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark of Cane | Bow Arts, London Until 21 April Mark of Cane explores the impact of sugar on the African-Caribbean Diaspora, confronting the haunting legacies of the Industrial Revolution and the Transatlantic Slave trade. Visitors embark on a profound audiovisual journey that is centred on East London Art Prize winner Kat Anderson’s fictional short film Las, Fiya (Last, Fire), which uses the horror genre to explore ancestral trauma, dispossession and power. Find out more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forecast Festival | Radialsystem, Berlin 15-16 March  Each year, Forecast Festival presents boundary-pushing multimedia projects from artists, performers, musicians and poets. Audiences will discover what happens when creative minds spend a month collaborating with renowned mentors. The 2024 programe includes Mari Kalabegashvili, mentored by Roee Rosen. If You Catch My Drift uses cars as an analogy for existential journeys. Find out more » Image credits:  1. Rose Marie Cromwell (American, born 1984), In the Parking Lot, 2019, pigmented inkjet print, courtesy of the artist. © Rose Marie Cromwell. 2. Film still of Unity Hall, KNUST, Kumasi by John Owuso Addo and Miro Marasović – for ‘Tropical Modernism – Architecture and Independence’ © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 3. Isaac Julien, The North Star (Lessons of the Hour), 2019, framed photograph on gloss inkjet paper mounted on aluminium, 63 x 84 inches, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. 4. ‘Las, Fiya’ (‘Last, Fire’), Kat Anderson, 2024. DoP: Ed Tucker. Colourist: Lulu Colour 5. Mari Kalabegashvili, If You Catch My Drift, (2024).  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Change email address / Leave mailing list
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