WOA give you a list of three things you could do for everyday of the working week. There’s no need for you to suffer the Monday Blues: An evening meal at a restaurant you’ve never been to; tickets to the latest shows; or a podcast candidly exploring topical affairs will help you get through your nine-to-five. Read on to find out what we suggest for you to do today.
Exhibition – Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity
Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.
The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun and features works from the Larry Dunstan Archive, Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj , Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Malick Sidibé.
15 Jul – 25 Sep 2016
The Photographers’ Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies St
Mon – Sat 10.00 – 18.00, Thu 10.00 – 20.00 during exhibitions, Sun 11.00 – 18.00
Free entry before 12.00 daily
Exhibition Day Pass £3 (£2.50 Concession)
Advance Booking Online £2.50 (£2.00 Concession)
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One of the curators from the Made You Look exhibition at The Photographers Gallery has written an essay as part of the Loose Associations volumes. The title of the essay speaks for itself. The essay also has a passage extract from Frantz Fanon’s Black Lives White Masks (1952):
I came into the world imbued with the will to find a meaning in things, my spirit filled with the desire to attain to the source of the world, and then i found that i was an object in the midst of other objects. As long as the black man is among his own, he will have no occasion, except in minor internal conflicts, to experience his being through others.
Read Look, A Negro!, an essay by Curator Ekow Eshun, taken fromLoose Associations Vol 2, iii