The View From Here | Andrew Esiebo, Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Namsa Leuba, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Abraham Oghobase and Dawit L. Petros
The View From Here presents photographic works by seven emerging international artists from Africa and its diaspora, many of whom are showing in London for the first time. Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria) was a Prix Pictet finalist in 2014 and Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria) was nominated for the prize in 2012. Namsa Leuba (Switzerland) was awarded the Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Award, and Délio Jasse (Angola), finalist in the BES Photo Prize in 2014, will be part of the official selection for the Angolan Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).
The exhibition gathers works which explore our shifting sense of identity in relation to globalisation and the current climate of widespread economic, social, and political instability. Shared interests lie in the overlap between personal narratives and collective history; the tensions between memory and the present; and the self in relation to our sense of place. Participating artists meet in the crafting of a photographic language that reflects the syncretic nature of being in the 21st century, here and elsewhere.