Bite size: Portraying power, as part of the Kehinde Wiley exhibition

Kehinde Wiley ‘Narrenschiff’, 2017. Three-channel digital film. Duration: 16.40 minutes. Edition of 5 + 2AP. Installation view: 'Kehinde Wiley: In Search of the Miraculous', solo exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery (2017–2018). Copyright Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo by Mark Blower.

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Join an in-depth conversation about Kehinde Wiley’s fascinating career and how the successful New York based artist has become a symbol for black communities and their empowerment. The discussion takes the diverse artworks exhibited in Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools as a starting point to examine the ways in which the artist challenges the conventional depictions and aesthetics of power, taste and privilege. This podcast is an opportunity to familiarise with Wiley’s unique vision of the world. 

Date: 28 October 2020
Time: 13:00
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Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools

The Levinsky Gallery | 29 September 2020–24 January 2021

When confronted with large bodies of water, a duality is often experienced: we are in fact at once attracted to but also frightened by the unknown.

New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley's mode of enquiry, and his interest in the portrayal and modulation of power will be explored through the works on show, which also include paintings and sculpture. The exhibition aims to investigate the ways in which the artist masterfully uses traditional representation to challenge power relations and art historical norms. Curated by The Box in partnership with The Arts Institute and Royal Museums Greenwich.

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Kehinde Wiley, Narrenschiff, 2017, Three-channel digital film. Duration: 16.40 minutes. Copyright Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery

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