Culture Calendar #37: Picks For The Week
Let The Tung Plan Your Week
w/c 25th September
WHAT: Lina Iris Viktor: Black Exodus
WHERE: Amar Gallery
WHEN: Monday 25th - 31st October
Amar Gallery is currently playing host to the first UK solo exhibition from the British Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor. Bringing together new and existing abstract works in a solely black and gold colour palette, Black Exodus renegotiates artistic and socio-political definitions of ‘blackness’, whilst exploring existing narratives surrounding race and the African diaspora. The exhibition marks the first ‘Act’ in an evolving series for the artist. Don’t miss it!
WHAT: Jelani Blackman
WHERE: Corsica Studios
WHEN: Tuesday 26th
We’ve been following the emerging career of Jelani Blackman for a couple of years now, ever since we first heard his deep, brooding voice on his simmering debut single ‘Twenty//Three’. Releases like ‘Repeater’, ‘Submarine’, and the 5-8 EP have been keeping us going, but now the time has come for Blackman to take to the stage for his first headline show. Head over to Corsica Studios for some dark, soulful electronica.
WHAT: Brainchild Presents NEXUS SPACE
WHERE: Platform Southwark
WHEN: Thursday 28th
Brainchild, in situ at Platform in Southwark, have invited artists, carpenters and light/sound designers Emily Motto, Ed Haslam, Henry Howe, and Jack Dale from Flow Conceptions to create ‘Nexus Space’, an exploded version of a series of three interactive sculptural installations in response to Hieronymous Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’. Expect playful hoops which create viewpoints and guide you through the room, whilst tactile glowing orbs host sensors that trigger sound and light animations. The space also serves as a springboard for performances, talks and workshops.
WHAT: Violet Nights: Art Exodus
WHERE: Blue Room, Royal Festival Hall
WHEN: Thursday 28th
One of our favourite recurring events at Southbank Centre is the Violet Nights series. Last month the Tung team headed over to take part in their Woke Twitter IRL discussion, and this time we’re going to hear a panel of young arts ask: how can young artists survive in London? Are the real creatives being pushed out as gentrification soars in the city? As a collective, we’re hyper-aware of the challenges of living in one of the most expensive cities in the world while trying to produce your own art, so this should be an interesting one.
WHAT: I Remember
WHERE: Pleasance Theatre
WHEN: Thursday 28th - Friday 29th
For two days only, the Pleasance Theatre is ground zero for a brand new work-in-progress I REMEMBER. A storm-conjuring performance fusing fiercely-crafted poetry and live, loop-pedalled sound creation, it explores the reality behind living with autism & Asperger's Syndrome by following one person's journey of coming to accept their condition, whilst also celebrating the uniquely inspirational individuals who live with it. Written by Stephen Fraser, an artist who himself lives with Asperger’s Syndrome, and developed in partnership with the Autism Research Trust, we’re excited to see a play that celebrates uniqueness, and the quest to find inspiration in the every day.
WHERE: Royal Court Theatre
WHEN: Thursday 28th - Saturday 21st
Alejandra and Marcela are planting bombs in the middle of the night.They don’t want violence. They just want to be heard. Prison’s not much of a threat when most of your friends are inside. But José Miguel is from another generation, and he’s committed to change by any means possible.
Acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón makes his Royal Court debut with the world premiere of his play B, exploring what revolutionary violence means to two different generations. In a time when activism means so many different things to so many different people, this is not one to be missed.