A Countervailing Theory

2020 2019

Barbican Centre, London, UK: 2020—2021
Kunsten Museum, Aalborg, Denmark: 2021
Hirshhorn Museum of Art, Washingston DC, 2021

A recently unearthed ancient parable set in central Nigeria’s Jos Plateau. Comprised of 40 monochomatic drawings, created using pastel, charcoal and chalk on gessoed linen and board. Read as a single body of work, it questions the nature of mythologies we tell ourselves. Peter Adjaye was invited to create a soundscape accompaniment titled, Ceremonies Within.

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