Changing Spaces (1992) and Kissing Life Better (2023) in The World that Belongs to Us

Kempadoo, R. 2023. Changing Spaces (1992) and Kissing Life Better (2023) in The World that Belongs to Us. Walsall, West Midlands 24 Nov 2023 - 09 Jun 2024

CreatorsKempadoo, R.
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The group show The World that Belongs to Us with Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Chitra Ganesh, Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh, Roshini Kempadoo, Pamila Matharu, Hardeep Pandhal, Jagdeep Raina, Sa’dia Rehman, Salman Toor was curated by Deborah Robinson and Aziz Sohail at the New Art Gallery, Walsall. Roshini exhibited two artworks Changing Spaces (1992), which was an acquisition and commission by the New Art Gallery and Kissing Life Better (2023) two new filmworks.

'The World that Belongs to Us brings together a constellation of intergenerational artists from the South Asian diasporas of the UK, USA and Canada. The exhibition explores ways in which these artists challenge mainstream narratives, resist exclusion and erasure and build communities and spaces for themselves both within the art world and the diaspora.

Sharing a common thread of combining autobiography and activism and working across a range of media including painting, photography, film, animation, wall drawing and site- specific installation, the works on display activate interrelated conversations around community and belonging, friendship and intimacy.

Honouring the location of the Gallery in the West Midlands with its multicultural communities and its legacy of championing artists from diverse backgrounds, the exhibition takes inspiration from the trailblazing scholarship of Stuart Hall. Hall argued for culture to be considered as a site from where power could be challenged and wrote extensively about diaspora as a continued negotiation of identity and difference.

To this end, the exhibition includes the series Body Weapons by Chila Kumari Singh Burman and Changing Spaces by Roshini Kempadoo. Both important figures within the Black Arts Movement, the artists were commissioned to create new work for the 1993 exhibition Confrontations which were acquired for the Gallery’s Permanent Collection; these works are re-presented and re-contextualised.'

The exhibition includes a microsite for the exhibition featuring portfolios and writings by Alice Correia, Alpesh K Patel and Aziz Sohail.
https://thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/digital/theworldthatbelongsto...

Year23 Nov 2023
24 Nov 2023
2023
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FunderThe New Art Gallery Walsall
Web address (URL)https://thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/digital/theworldthatbelongstous/

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