Reviews for In The Black Fantastic
★★★★★ ‘Unlikely to be a better show this year’ — Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘A magnificent experience, spectacular from first to last’ — The Observer
★★★★ ‘Powerful, affecting and often very, very beautiful’ — Time Out
★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Rich and strange...visual fabulousness and flair’ — The Telegraph
An exhibition (29 June–18 September 2022) of 11 contemporary artists from the African diaspora, who draw on science fiction, myth and Afrofuturism to question our knowledge of the world.
Myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and the legacy of Afrofuturism are all sampled, reimagined and recontextualised in In the Black Fantastic.
Encompassing painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations, the exhibition creates immersive aesthetic experiences that bring the viewer into a new environment somewhere between the real world and a multiplicity of imagined ones.
Image: Wangechi Mutu, Sentinel V, 2021
Red soil, paper pulp, wood glue, emulsion paint, charcoal, ink, gourd, wood, horn, pumice stone
81 3/4 x 24 1/8 x 22 1/8 in, 207.5 x 61 x 56 cm
© Wangechi Mutu
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro