The works presented at Fitzrovia Chapel reflect on the ways in which climate injustice is a direct consequence of the ongoing capitalist and colonial project. The exhibition seeks to propose routes to healing through reflection and collective dreaming.
A powerful site-specific soundscape, vibrant paintings, neon collage and sculptures– the variety of artworks is an invitation to enter into dialogue via ritualistic ways of knowing. These evocative works explore themes including capitalism, racism, patriarchy and environmentalism.
4-8pm, Monday 10 October
10AM-6PM, Tuesday 11 October
10AM-4PM, Wednesday 12 October
Press Preview 10-11.30AM Tuesday 11 October
Private View Reception 6-9PM Tuesday 11 October
Reconciliation: The unfinished business of liberation
Fiztrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF
10 -12 October 2022
Free Entry, booking essential. Book here.
We’re at a crucial juncture, you and I. We need a new covenant.
Abstraction is used alongside universal symbols and familiar everyday objects to draw us into the picture, raising questions about our complicity, collusion and potential sources of individual and collective redemption.
The violence of extreme weather, genocidal hunger and disease have brought us to a time of global social reckoning. The installation is an activist’s homily. Wielding colour, form and sensorial expression, Bokani weaves the narrative of our inter-connectedness with urgency. Having acknowledged that structural racism is at the core of the slow pace of reparations for loss and damage caused by climate impacts and distribution of resources for adaptation. The artist asks ‘What now?’
Below is a clip from the forthcoming short film, 'In the Studio', describing some of the work in the installation.
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About the artist:
Bokani is a multi-disciplinary artist making works that address climate justice and integral ecology. Chiefly concerned with our complicity, her works elicit a new response to nature and the patterns of our inter-connectivity. She works across different mediums, abstract painting, sculpture, computational art and installations. Her streetart builds on a tradition of protest art bringing interconnected environmental, racial justice and economic issues to the wider public.
Bokani is Zimbabwean born and raised, she lives and works in London. She studied politics with economics at the University of Bath, and has just completed a masters in computational art at Goldsmiths College.
Selected exhibitions include: In Conversation Now! Sharpero Rare Books (London, UK) 2022,
Some of us are brave III (Oxford, UK) 2022, #BlackArtOutdoors Billboards (London, Leeds, Bristol, UK)2020-2021, Port of Call, Changing Room Gallery, (London, UK) 2021, ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, (London, UK)2021, The New Hues Of Blackness, MYO Victoria and Picadilliy Circus Lights, (London, UK) 2021, Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of Colour, Drian Gallery (London, UK), 2021, Shivers, Goldsmiths College, (London, UK) 2021. Renaissance, Espace7 (Paris, France), 2018, Still Life, House for an Art Lover, (Glasgow, Scotland), 2017
About Fitzrovia Chapel:
The Fitzrovia Chapel is situated in Pearson Square. The chapel was designed by John Loughborough Pearson, and was built 1891-92, and though not completed until 1929
The chapel was built in the central courtyard of the former Middlesex Hospital.
Never fully consecrated, the chapel served as a place of solace, reflection and rest for staff and patients and their families. The chapel runs its own cultural programme with shows linked to its history as a former hospital chapel or ties to Fitzrovia.
The Ward, the chapel’s first show, followed the lives of four young men on the Aids wards of the former Middlesex Hospital: the Charles Bell and Broderip wards. In 2022, the chapel presented Leigh Bowery: Tell Them I’ve Gone to Papua New Guinea and Caroline Walker: Birth Reflections as well as Lee Miller: Nurses. Stephen Friedman Gallery has presented hand-painted sculptures by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE during Frieze London in October 2018 and an interactive installation by Jonathan Baldock in 2019.
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