Royal College of Art, Battersea, Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
13 March 2019, 7pm
Free – booking essential
On the occasion of Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s Art on the Underground commission join writer and cultural commentator Ekow Eshun for an insightful panel discussion exploring ideas around politics of portraiture, interior painting as a space to address socio-political ideas and the work of Akunyili Crosby more widely. Eshun will be joined by Lucy Dahlsen, curator at the National Portrait Gallery who recently organised Akunyili Crosby’s display The Beautyful Ones and Michael McMillan author of The Front Room: Migrant Aesthetics in the Home who’s book was one of the many influences to her Brixton commission.
Remain, Thriving 2018 is Akunyili Crosby’s first public commission in the UK currently on display at Brixton Underground station until 8 April 2019.
Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Remain, Thriving, 2018
Commissioned by Art on the Underground
© Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice
Photo: GG Archard