Two new exhibitions at Phoenix Brighton
16th Jul 2018
On Tuesday 31 July, 6.30pm, Phoenix Brighton previews two new exhibitions: Utopia, a photographic exhibition by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin and Entangle, a group exhibition by diep~haven artists in residence.
Utopia is an exhibition that creates a counter-narrative to the problematic representations of children from the Global South in many charity representations. It shows photos of and by children living in a camp for internally displaced persons in Nigeria. Alabi-Hundeyin, who has worked on a number of child photography projects with UNICEF, seeks a Utopian end, where children from the Global South will no longer be portrayed as spectacles of pity by the media and humanitarian organisations.
Entangle incorporates artworks produced by diep~haven artists in residence who have explored the intertwining of or slippage between human and landscape. The exhibition takes its cue from a photograph by Victorian artist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll; a staged image of a gardener dressed as a monk in the woods, a strange and romantic vision that invites reflection on the idea of communing with nature. Entangle is part of diep~haven’s 2018 festival, Terra Firma.
Utopia and Entangle run from 1-19 August at Phoenix Brighton.
Image: Utopia, Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin. Image courtesy the Artist.