The Koppel Project proudly presents an exhibition that brings together the work of Emmanuel Boateng, a Ghanaian British artist, and Divya Sharma, a multi-disciplinary artist of Indian British descent. This exhibition aims to highlight the crossovers between the processes and themes engaged by both artists. The common factor is textiles as a way of reimagining colonial legacies and identities through their practices. The exhibition also aims to showcase how, although the stories of both artists have different origin points, the works presented share the ideal of sparking exchanges between place, time, space, and the fragmented realities of the post-colonial present.
Featuring the work of emerging Venezuelan artist Daniel Rey, this exhibition explores the heart of queer kinship. Daniel Rey’s work mirrors his personal journey, navigating the search for connections and belonging, a journey often shared by many queer migrants. Within these settings, the queer community often cultivates unconventional bonds, establishing alternatives to nuclear and heteronormative structures. Rey's work intimately uncovers the dynamics of these distinct relationships, emphasising their vital role in the queer experience during migration. This kinship emerges as a central thread in Rey's narrative in Collective Cuddles (2023), a documented performance that invites viewers to contemplate the significance of touch, intimacy, and tenderness. With cuddling, the performance reimagines the conventions of traditional masculinity and how bodies connect.
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