The exhibition title draws on the racial stereotype that all black people have a sense of rhythm, as observed by legendary Harlem jazz poet Langston Hughes. Eyene aims to open up this notion to a wider cross-cultural and cross-discipline application, covering a dazzling array of themes such as dance, visual arts, poetry, sound, and music from around the globe.
Expect to see and hear David Shrigley’s tragicomic Headless Drummer blindly continuing his lively beat; William Titley’s sound works documenting the rise of Northern Soul dance culture in England; John Cage’s composition for Trinidad-born dancer Pearl Primus based on a Langston Hughes poem and new commissions.
In classic fashion from the trailblazing David Roberts Arts Foundation, this exhibition turns African rhythms on their head through the looking glass of radical contemporary art.
While you're there...
Artist Sterling Ruby crafts a new five metre high free-standing sculpture in response to a single work in the David Roberts Collection that is well worth a look. Monument Stalagmite/P.T.A.C (2012) is the eight in this series of studies from the collection and displayed alongside a new text by curator Alessandro Rabottini.
|What||Curators' Series #8. All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, David Roberts Art Foundation|
|Where||David Roberts Art Foundation, 37 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Mornington Crescent (underground)|
05 Jun 15 – 01 Aug 15, Thu-Sat, 12-6pm, Tue-Wed by appointment
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