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10:30 - 11:30am, Sunday 13th Feb

Curator Tour


Dr Jareh Das - Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art

Two Temple Place will present a new group exhibition, curated and conceived by curator, researcher and writer Dr Jareh Das, exploring how ceramics have been disrupted, questioned and reimagined by Black women over the last 70 years.

Including ceramics, preparatory drawings, film and archival material, tracing post-colonial, gender and class perspectives on ceramics’ manufacture and ownership across continents, the exhibition will bring together more than 80 works by six artists – Ladi Kwali, Phoebe Collings-James, Shawanda Corbett, Jade Montserrat, Bisila Noha and Dame Magdalene Odundo.

‘Body Vessel Clay’ will open with works by the seminal Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali and will examine her impact on, and revitalisation of, the industry in Nigeria and beyond. Through Kwali and her female contemporaries, this new perspective on one of the world’s oldest artforms will reinterpret the line of Kwali’s influence.

Tickets: £10.00


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Temple 2 Temple Pl, WC2R 3BD