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Numbi Arts Studio Pop Up and Photo Scanning Session

August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DESCRIPTION
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.

LOCATION:
The Women’s Hall Exhibition Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives 277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ

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Photo: Mademoiselle Kadiatou Touré avec mes Verres Fumés, 1969. Malick Sidibé/Galerie Magnin-A, Paris

Details

Date:
August 23, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Tower Hamlets Local History
277 Bancroft Road
London, United Kingdom
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