Installation view of Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre, 2016. Photo: Mark Blower
Making & Unmaking is a show at the Camden Arts Centre, curated by Duro Olowu, and is the latest in the centre’s series of artist-selected shows. The Nigerian fashion designer is famous for his work with bold patterns and shapes.
Throughout the three galleries, the exhibition features over 70 artists from all over the globe:
“Individually, each work has a story to tell; collectively, they begin a conversation in which visual, narrative and thematic relationships unfold. This eclectic collage of works, some of which have strong political undercurrents, addresses issues surrounding cultural identity, sexuality and the representation of the body. Olowu’s exhibition invites a multifaceted journey of encounters with the intuition, skill and vision of the artists represented within it.” – camdenartscentre.org
We visited the show in August and have put together a selection of works that really stood out to us to inspire our readers:
Musclemen Series, 2012, by Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou:
Anni Albers Red Lines on Blue, 1979, wool:
Wardell Milan, The Flower No. 6, graphite, charcoal, oil on canvas:
Photograph: Five Moroccan Women by Irving Penn, 1971:
Duro Olowu Spring Summer 15:
Watch the fashion film by Portuguese fashion photographer Luis Monteiro.
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