For this exhibition, Wales Bonner looks at mysticism, ritual and magical resonances within black cultural and aesthetic practices. Particularly interested in the use of shrines from the Black Atlantic, Wales Bonner has elected to feature a series of shrines designed by various contemporary artists.
A Londoner with a Jamaican father, Grace Wales Bonner uses her fashion to explore identity and self-expression. One of the biggest up-and-coming names in fashion, Wales Bonner won the LVMH Young Designer of the Year award in 2016 and was recently awarded with the British Land London Design Medal. Wales Bonner is a frequent and enthusiastic collaborator with other artists and this exhibition promises to be a multi-sensory experience, with the musician Laraaji leading meditation workshops during its first few days.
The exhibit concludes with the unveiling of Wales Bonner's forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, which is called Mumbo Jumbo.
|What||Grace Wales Bonner, Serpentine Sackler Gallery|
|Where||Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive , Kensington Gardens, London , W2 2AR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
19 Jan 19 – 16 Feb 19, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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