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Jack Garofalo The Gentleman Reporter in Forbidden Harlem and Bronx – 1924-2005

Jack Garofalo: The Gentleman Reporter in Forbidden Harlem and Bronx - 1924-2005. Opening: Saturday, Feb. 24th 2024. Zirkstraat 20 - 2000 Antwerpen, T: +32 (0)3 289 84 58. Gallery FIFTY ONE will be celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2024 and 2025. For this exhibition, we had the honour of working with Paris Match, who offered us the unique opportunity to go through their photographic archive to access this exclusive […]

todayApril 30, 2024 72 14

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Barbara Kruger: ‘Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.’ at The Serpentine, London

Barbara Kruger: 'Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.' at The Serpentine, London (1 February - 17 March 2024: Review)  Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. showcases the artist’s work across multiple mediums and celebrates moments from Kruger’s distinctive career. Visiting this exhibition at The Serpentine was a notable moment, we were lucky to see a London black Taxi covered in Kruger’s words. As you […]

todayApril 30, 2024 47 6

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A Brief Revolution: photography, architecture and social space in the Manplan project

A Brief Revolution: photography, architecture and social space in the Manplan project Manplan tells its story through pictures, with just a line of text marching across each spread and some extended captions. There are full-page pictures, double-page spread pictures, and extra-wide gatefold pictures. Small images sit framed in a sea of black. It’s a tactile experience, the magazine’s printers used a special matt-black ink to make the printed photographs look […]

todayMay 24, 2023 64 26

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Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí Cybernetics - The Immersive Experience Discover the universe of the Spanish genius, Salvador Dalí, and his surrealist masterpieces through digital displays, sound effects, projection mapping, and more. The VR metaverse is a 15-minute experience where you will use a VR headset and quite literally step into Dali’s world. With total freedom of moment, you’ll feel absolute escapism whilst navigating the space. The computer-generated world is so realistic. Elements […]

todayMay 24, 2023 64 15

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Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023 The four international artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023 are: Bieke Depoorter, Samuel Fosso, Arthur Jafa and Frida Orupabo. Originally established in 1996 and organised in partnership with the Photographers’ Gallery in London, since 2016, this long-standing and influential annual Prize identifies, and rewards artists who have made the most significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months. From […]

todayMay 24, 2023 240 22

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Aïda Muluneh

Aïda Muluneh Website > Thu 21 Jul 2022 - Fri 30 Sep 2022 Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aïda left the country at a young age and spent an itinerant childhood between Yemen and England. After several years in a boarding school in Cyprus, she finally settled in Canada in 1985. In 2000, she graduated with a degree from the Communication Department with a major in Film from Howard University […]

todaySeptember 8, 2022 112 22

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Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream

Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream Until 4th December A new display honouring the music, people and places central to the grime scene and its roots in East London. Co-curated by one of the first cameramen of grime, Roony 'RiskyRoadz’ Keefe, Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream is a brand new, free display that explores the history of grime in East London and the community at […]

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CARE, REPAIR & HEALING 16 Jun - 25 Sep 2022 Showcasing diverse examples of creative reuse, from historical samples of the Japanese art of Kintsugi and Boro, which embrace upcycling and repurposing, to works from contemporary artists who put repair at the heart of their practice, Eternally Yours explores the unexpectedly hopeful and healing stories that repair reveals. In light of the recent global pandemic, the exhibition seeks to unpack […]

todaySeptember 8, 2022 75 17

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Rebel Dread: The Story of Don Letts

Media Producer: Phil Hunt, Mark Vennis Available: 4 March 2022 REBEL DREAD is the story of Don Letts, a first-generation British-born Black filmmaker, DJ, musician, and cultural commentator. The film frames Don’s story with the 1968 Enoch Powell ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech and the 2018 ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy. The film covers Don’s relationship with the nascent punk scene of the 1970s and 80s – how rastas and punks found a common bond, both […]

todayFebruary 25, 2022 543 27

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Amy: Beyond the Stage

Amy: Beyond the Stage OPEN UNTIL 10 APRIL 2022 The Design Museum: The Design Museum is located at 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG. What to expect: Amy Winehouse’s unmistakable voice, confessional lyrics and iconic look, made her one of the music world's most beloved artists. Discover the story of Amy’s early career through her recordings and teenage notebooks to unravel the creative process behind her music, […]

todayJanuary 26, 2022 202 23

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Life Between Islands: Celebrating 70 years of Caribbean-British art

Life Between Islands: A major new exhibition at Tate Britain celebrating 70 years of Caribbean-British art: Tate Britain Millbank, London SW1P 4RG 1 December 2021 – 3 April 2022 £16 / Free with ticket for Members Concessions available Heroines Liz Johnson Artur, Joy Gregory, Roshini Kempadoo, Marcia Michael and Ingrid Pollard are featured in new exhibition, Life Between Islands, at Tate Britain until April 3, 2022 Showcasing seventy years of Caribbean-British art over four […]

todayJanuary 4, 2022 424 20

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Helen Cammock: Concrete Feathers and Porcelain Tacks

Concrete Feathers and Porcelain Tacks is a new film and installation project from artist, Helen Cammock. Fri 15 Oct 2021 - Sun 13 Feb 2022 The Photographers' Gallery 6-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW Helen Cammock was born in 1970 in Staffordshire. She lives and works in Brighton and London. Cammock explores social histories through film, photography, print, text, song and performance. She is motivated by her commitment to questioning mainstream historical […]

todayJanuary 4, 2022 77 16

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David Shrigley, Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange

David Shrigley, Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange, 2021. Wooden shelves, tennis balls, neon and badges. Stephen Friedman Gallery: 25-28 Old Burlington St, London W1S 3AN Until Saturday January 8 2022 FREE ENTRY David Shrigley Installation view of Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange is Surrounded by a smattering of chic storefronts, a glowing green neon sign spells out the exhibition’s title, a cheeky nod to the irony of its location. Visitors are encouraged […]

todayJanuary 4, 2022 314 13

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Neil Kenlock MBE

Neil Kenlock, born in Jamaica, travelled to London in the 1960s at the age of twelve as part of the Windrush Generation. He has lived in the city ever since and went on to become a co-founder of Choice FM, the first successful radio station granted a licence to cater for the black community in Britain. Neil Kenlock is a British Black Panther, he documented Black culture and racism through […]

todayJanuary 4, 2022 632 21 2

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Totally Flawed Presents OFF BEAT (A Free Community Drum Workshop Series In Tottenham to Support Mental Health)

When: November 7th, 14th, & 21st from 12:30-3:30pm. Where: Lordship Hub, Highham Rd, London N17 6NU. After a successful pilot program which ran over spring 2021, OFF BEAT - an introductory drumming workshop series which aims specifically to help people living with anxiety - will take place over three consecutive Sundays in November (7th, 14th, and 21st). Totally Flawed founder Amy Walshe says: “The pandemic has seen the number of […]

todayOctober 26, 2021 234 21

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TESTSET release their long awaited third EP ROTATOR on Thursday, October 21st.

With ROTATOR – Testset's long-awaited 3 track release – they employ a different lens to explore memory noise, rich autumnal moiré moodscapes, phosphene flickers, and psychedelic formations.  Testset’s sonic pattern-making is always catholic and syncretic in its inquiry: mesmeric tessellations, immersive dissolutions, all with fastidious attention to spatial depths and harmonic micro-detail that invites a melding of polyrhythm and body-mind. NEVER ODD OR EVEN. Digital release on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms. ROTATOR will be released […]

todayOctober 1, 2021 51 15

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The Legacy of Lee Scratch Perry

The Legacy of Lee Scratch Perry 26/03/36 - 29/08/21. By Stephen Nye The late Lee Perry came into this world as Rainford Hugh Perry in Kendal, Jamaica. His precise date of birth is unknown but it is widely reported as 26th March 1936. By the late 1950s Rainford aka Lee made his way to the Island's capital where he became involved in and pioneered every significant phase in the development […]

todayAugust 30, 2021 72 34 2

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Ryoji Ikeda Exhibition

Exhibition: Ryoji Ikeda Location: 180 The Strand Dates: Until 18 September 2021 In his largest show in Europe to date, Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda has staged a sensory assault course. Presented by The Vinyl Factory and Fact magazine in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Contemporary, these all-consuming, subterranean light and sonic installations explore the data that surrounds, informs and shapes our existence. Emerging from the industrial labyrinth that is 180 The Strand, it’s […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 55 14 2

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Claudia Andujar, ‘The Yanomami Struggle’ Exhibition

Exhibition: Claudia Andujar, ‘The Yanomami Struggle’ Location: Barbican Dates: Until 29 Aug 2021 'This small world in the immensity of the Amazon forest was my place and always will be. I am linked to the Indians, to the land, to the fundamental struggle.’ These are the words of Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar, whose new exhibition at the Barbican is devoted to her life, work and collaboration with the Yanomami, one […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 188 13

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Yayoi Kusama: ‘Infinity Mirror Rooms’ Exihbition

Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: ‘Infinity Mirror Rooms’ Location: Tate Modern Dates: Until 12 June 2022  On the post-lockdown London art scene, there seems to be a recurring theme: immersion. These include Ryoji Ikeda’s sensory ambush at 180 The Strand, and Es Devlin’s recent Forest for Change at Somerset House for London Design Biennale. But Tate Modern is hosting the piece of work that arguably redefined the role of immersion in contemporary art: Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirror Rooms’. The year-long show […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 87 11

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All Points East Festival

All Points East Festival has become one of London's premier music festivals, each year bringing a rock, indie and alternative lineup to the capital's Victoria Park for a run of events. 2021 will see the festival return but in a slimmed down format as it takes over the east London park on the August bank holiday weekend. Jamie xx and Kano, Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club, and London Grammar and […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 178 14

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New Order Tour

Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk unit Joy Division, New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most acclaimed bands of the 1980s; embracing the electronic textures and disco rhythms of the underground club culture many years in advance of its contemporaries, the group's pioneering fusion of new wave aesthetics and dance music successfully bridged the gap between the two worlds, creating a distinctively thoughtful and oblique […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 105 16

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Made By Tottenham

Made By Tottenham: is an online directory showcasing creative freelancers and businesses in Tottenham and surrounding areas. Our full website launched in November 2020 and has been growing steadily ever since. The platform is part of the Mayor of London's Creative Enterprise Zone programme and is funded by the GLA and Haringey Council. The directory aims to support the local creative economy, freelancers and businesses by offering business advice and […]

todayJuly 20, 2021 273 37

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War Inna Babylon –The Community’s struggle for truth and rights

War Inna Babylon 7 July – 26 September 2021 The Institute of Contemporary Arts reopens on July 6th with War Inna Babylon: The Community’s Struggle for Truths and Rights, an exhibition curated by London-based racial advocacy and community organisation, Tottenham Rights, together with independent curators Kamara Scott and Rianna Jade Parker. Ten years on from the UK-wide riots sparked by the police killing of Mark Duggan, this exhibition shines a […]

todayJuly 7, 2021 95 27 2

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“Heaven is at the Feet of Mothers” by Constantine Weir AKA Yahya

"Heaven is at the Feet of Mothers" by Constantine Weir AKA Yahya 7" Single on ITEZ Records, co-distributed by Out On The Floor (Tuff Scout). Featuring the vocal version and the Dub from Justin Langlands at Pressure Drop! Vinyl comes in our sleeve exclusively designed by Shai Bowman. Includes digital pre-order of Heaven is at the Feet of Mothers:. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via […]

todayMay 28, 2021 294 37 2

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Brutal Beauty: The Art and Life of Jean Dubuffet

Barbican: Wed 28 Apr—Wed 2 Jun 2021 This six-week course online evening course will look at the life and work of French artist Jean Dubuffet. The course has been programmed to coincide our upcoming exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty. Curator and Art Historian Camille Houzé, who leads this six-week course, has been working on the research for the exhibition. Dubuffet (1901–1985) was one of the most provocative artists in postwar modern art – yet he […]

todayApril 6, 2021 96 21

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Unit London

Above all, Oh de Laval is interested in human behaviour; the decisions we make, why we make them and how we feel as a result. These decisions are windows into our very personalities. Laval's debut solo exhibition, Wild Things Happen in Stillness, acts as a window into her character, her pleasures and her imaginings. Unit London Website >

todayApril 6, 2021 47 22

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Althea McNish

Althea McNish FCSD is a British textile designer of Trinidadian origin who has been called the first British designer of African descent to earn an international reputation. Born in Trinidad, McNish moved to Britain in the 1950s. She attended the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Central School of Arts & Crafts and the Royal College of Art. She was associated with the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM) in the […]

todayApril 6, 2021 158 17

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Say My Name African Art Exhibition

African ArtSignature African Art presents Say My Name, two exhibitions of works curated by Khalil Akar and presented by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay in London from 27 October 2020 and in Los Angeles in February 2021.Featuring portrait paintings and sculpture, Say My Name aims to connect African artists with the histories of the Diaspora in Europe and America. The exhibition in London features 13 African artists and honours the names […]

todayDecember 8, 2020 125 19 4

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Paul Nataraj

Paul Stanley Nataraj PhD Paul holds a practice led PhD in Sound Studies from the University of Sussex. The work, ‘You Sound Like a Broken Record’, was voted in the top ten experimental albums of the year by 'A Closer Listen' magazine 2018. His work explores musical materiality, memory, the personal stories attached to music, and how our relationship with listening and the listened to, changes over time. His work […]

todayDecember 8, 2020 136 15

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T on the Green

T on the Green We began our journey three and a half years ago with a crazy vision of utilising the under used old bowling Pavilion in Bruce Castle Park as an asset for the community. This year we became a social enterprise. Since we were both brought up in Tottenham (and attended the primary school on the edge of the park) we were not short on passion and commitment. This […]

todayDecember 8, 2020 59 18

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Celebrating classic Jamaican albums

Celebrating classic albums By Stephen Nye In looking back over classic Jamaican albums I was amazed to read an All-Time Top 50 Reggae Albums list that didn’t include the legendary Two Sevens Clash but were happy to include a Birmingham based karaoke band’s version excursion. With that in mind we felt we needed to right that wrong and here at Back2Back we hope you agree. Culture was formed in 1976 […]

todayDecember 8, 2020 167 17

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Keith K. Hopewell Exhibition

EXHIBITION - Keith K. Hopewell Remote-ism - An Introduction to Painting & Resistance 10 Dec 2020 – 20 Dec 2020 Hoxton Gallery, Shoreditch London England, United Kingdom Keith K. Hopewell is a multidisciplinary artist from England whose work challenges our approach to fine art mediums. The artist works in a variety of media including graffiti, sculpture, found objects, sound and film. His artworks are a very tactile experience as the artist uses gesture, […]

todayDecember 8, 2020 43 13

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Dub London: Bassline of a City Exhibition @ Museum of London

Exhibitions Dub London: Bassline of a City Museum of London 2 October 2020 – 31 January 2021 FREE, with timed entry ticket to the museum This exclusive free display will celebrate dub reggae music and culture in the capital, from its roots in Jamaican reggae to how it has shaped communities and culture over the last 50 years. Dub, a way of creating music by using the recording studio itself […]

todayDecember 8, 2020 394 14

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