Visual Tonic: LION WARRIOR

Cole Projects works with #VirtualLexi to provide valuable relief with weekly video art

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In these troubling times we need to unite and support each other, which is how we came to collaborate on Visual Tonic, a selection of video art that Cole Projects is curating for us. Cole Projects is a London based curatorial platform that discovers and exhibits international emerging and mid-career artists and they have put the call out to invite video artists to submit to this strand.  We look forward to an exciting range of cutting edge art on this page, connecting and inspiring us during our isolation.

 

From 27 March

Akinola Davies Jr's practice explores themes of race, identity, gender, and inclusion, telling the stories that bridge the gap between traditional and millennial communities.  

Lion Warrior (2017) is about the resilience, innovation and reclamation of narratives within the black community. The video was inspired by the black market, internet cafes of Lagos, Nigeria, and the black Wall Street in Greenwood, Oklahoma, which was one of the most prominent concentrations of African-American businesses in the United States during the early 20th century. It was created in collaboration with @faraimusic.

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