“Light Work, in partnership with Autograph ABP, is pleased to present Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989), a solo retrospective of the work of this seminal and highly influential figure in 1980s black British and African contemporary art…
“Fani-Kayode’s photographic portraits explore complex personal and politically-engaged notions of desire, spirituality, and cultural dislocation. They depict the black male body as a focal point both to interpret and probe the boundaries of spiritual and erotic fantasy, and of cultural and sexual difference… Hence Fani-Kayode uses the medium of photography not only to question issues of sexuality and homoerotic desire, but also to address themes of diaspora and belonging, and the tensions between his homosexuality and his Yoruba upbringing…”
The exhibit is on view through October 22nd at Light Work’s Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery.
The opening reception is September 17th, 5 – 7 PM with a lecture and panel discussion starting at 6:15 PM.
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Photo credit: Rotimi Fani-Kayode