Making & Unmaking Exhibition – Curated by Duro Olowu (The VH Review)

Fresh fabrics, colours of exotic culture and vibe, the Camden Arts Centre presents Making & Unmaking, an exhibition curated by Duro Olowu.


On June 2016, one of the hottest months of the year in London, the Camden Arts Centre presented the beautiful likes of the Making & Unmaking exhibition, which shows a collection of inspirational works from various artists. Duro Olowu, a Nigerian-born artist, brings many talented artists together in a place of reflection and African affirmation. By heading over, you will be able to step inside a world of culture and expression. With such a peaceful atmosphere – the exhibition is sure not to be missed. A celebration of colour, fabrics and rhythm – the exhibition remained in tune and on show.  Consisting of art work from Yinka Shonibare MBE, Tasha Amini, James Brown, Zoe Buckman, Claude Cahun, Lygia Clark, Céline Condorelli and many others. As well as, a room dedicated to a video consisting of dancing and swaying by an African woman. Duro Olowu shares with the audience a sensational sneak peek into the photo work of Luis Monteiro, capturing the essence of humanistic dancing and natural swaying, with the garment patterns inspired by Senegalese fashion.

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(Above: Bad school boy, 2014 and Butterfly Kid , 2015 by Yinka Shonibare)


(Above: Video still: Duro Olowu –  Luis Monteiro Saint-Louis 2015)

Beautifully spaced out art work and a fresh fabrics on display, the delightful artists could easily be spotted and recognized.  From fabric designs, bright colours, music and daydreams – the exhibition, which ends on 18th September 2016, has a lovely, exotic vibe. There is indeed a narrative to be told within here. A narrative that deserves being seen by an audience thirsty for exotic, artistic cuisine!

With multiple rooms and a garden space, the gallery does exceptionally well in creating a space of artistic spice and flavour for the artists picked by Duro Olowu. Not only does he presents a space where you enter a world of his own – he opens up a world of truthful narrative, hardships, story-telling, emotions and deep-felt emotion. In a world that is consistently ‘making and unmaking’. It’s like a daydream. Wonderfully done Camden Arts Centre!

(Below) Video on Making and Unmaking: curated by Duro Olowu


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