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Numbi Arts Studio Pop Up and Photo Scanning Session
August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This workshop is a drop-in portraiture session inspired by Malick Sidibe and Seydou Keïta. It will explore and question the Black image in the West, whilst also creating a dialogue through stories, images of self, places and text that form up identity.
We encourage participants to both bring old family photos to be archived, objects, forms of technology, cultural/native clothing, documents and be willing to have their photograph taken by our resident photographer. The portraiture studio will be set up in the space for a session directed by Anisa Nuh-Ali.
Anisa Nuh-Ali is a conceptual artist, she interrogates and explores the intersections of race, religion and gender. Nuh-Ali’s work examines and also comments on sport; black athleticism, culture, aesthetics and politics. She primarily works within the fields of installations – creating sculptural ready-mades, printmaking, painting, photography, film, artists’ books, moving image and experimental sound. Her practice heavily involves research and archiving. Nuh-Ali has a BA in Fine Art and divides her time between Sheffield and London.
Part of Numbi Arts Festival 2018 Residency & August Takeover at The Women’s Hall
Our residency at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library features the Numbi mobile museum, a project exploring the histories of East African diaspora women, our anti-imperialist and feminist resistances, and connection to London’s historic East End.
All Numbi Arts Festival 2018 events are free. As we are a non-profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers, we recommend a-pay-what-you-can donation. This festival is suitable for all ages and is wheelchair accessible.
The Women’s Hall Exhibition Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives 277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ
Photo: Mademoiselle Kadiatou Touré avec mes Verres Fumés, 1969. ￼Malick Sidibé/Galerie Magnin-A, Paris