Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

There has already been an enormous amount of activity this year at ZSW studio starting with screenings of her work at Tate in January, an exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London and the screening of Zina’s alt-Nollywood cult classic Phyllis as part of The Serpentine Gallery’s programming around their recent Hilma af Klimt exhibition. But here is a roundup of just a few exhibitions and events that are currently up and can be checked out if you happen to be in the UK, France or New York this August and September…

• The Disguise exhibition went up at it’s final museum destination, the Brooklyn Museum in April of 2016 and has garnered a huge amount of press. The show comes down on Sept 18th.

• “Mourning Class: Nollywood”, another work from Zina’s 2010 body of work relating to the Nollywood film industry is being shown at this year’s Arles Photo Festival.
 
The Pineapple Show, curated by Zina Saro-Wiwa, opened at Tiwani Gallery on the 9th July.
The exhibition closes on the 13th August 2016.
 

• Zina’s first ever monograph Did You Know We Taught Them How To Dance? is available on Amazon and at the Brooklyn Museum.

• Finally, we are thrilled to announce that Zina Saro-Wiwa will be Artist/Scholar-in-Residence at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Fall-2016-Summer 2017. 


NEWS IN DETAIL


• The Disguise exhibition which has already been displayed at Seattle Art Museum and The Fowler Museum in LA went up at it’s final venue, the Brooklyn Museum in April of this year. The exhibit comes down on Sept 18th. The New York leg of the show has been curated by Kevin Dumouchelle and has received an enormous amount of press with some emphasis on Zina’s work. Zina’s image, The Invisible Man has been the main image representing the show over the past year and currently graces the front of the Brooklyn museum. Visit www.zinasarowiwa.com/selected-press/ to see all of Zina’s recent press.


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• Zina’s video installation “Mourning Class: Nollywood” is being shown at Arles Photo Festival 2016. The exhibition is up till September 25th.

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• The Pineapple Show, curated by Zina, opened at Tiwani Contemporary, London on 9th July. Featuring artists from Nigeria, Kenya, US, South America and the Caribbean, the exhibition explores the semiotics of the iconic fruit from the perspective of the Tropical Other. The exhibition closes on the 13th August 2016. To learn more about the show visit http://www.tiwani.co.uk/exhibitions or www.zinasarowiwa.com/curatorial-projects/the-pineapple-show/

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• We are thrilled to announce that Zina Saro-Wiwa will be Artist/Scholar-in-Residence at Pratt College, Brooklyn, NY. She will be teaching courses focusing on narrative across media as well as production and conceptualisation of video art.

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• Zina’s first ever monograph Did You Know We Taught Them How To Dance? is available on Amazon and also at Brooklyn Museum. It features images from her solo exhibition of work made in the Niger Delta in 2013-15, texts from writer Taiye Selasi, academic Stephanie Le Menager, exhibition curator Dr Amy Powell and an interview with Princeton’s Chika Okeke-Agulu. Also included in the book are recipes created by Zina.Inline image 8

Zina pictured at her book signing at Blaffer Museum with the outgoing director of the Blaffer Museum where her solo exhibition “Did You Know We Taught Them How To Dance?” first went up last September. Below: pages from the recipe section of the book.
 

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