Untangling The Perils That Tangle Us

Untangling the Perils that Tangle Us
12 November – 17 December 2021
The Koppel Project Hive
26 Holborn Viaduct

London based Curatorial and Art Advisory practice Kanbi Projects present Untangling the Perils that Tangle Us, a group exhibition showcasing twelve artists whose expressions engage the complexities of blackness as the world emerges from a global pandemic.

The exhibition features some of the most exceptional emerging artists of African descent, such as Julius Agbaje, Adesina Adegboyega, Odinakachi Okoroafor, Anne Adams, Chiderah Bosah, Austin Uzor, Chukwudubem Ukaigwe, Iyunade Judah, Hannah Uzor, Tobi Alexandra Falade, Kehinde Awofeso and Paul Majek Odukoye.

Curated by Adeola Arthur Ayoola of Kanbi Projects and Jumoke Sanwo, founder of the Revolving Art Incubator (RAI) in Lagos, Nigeria. Untangling the Perils that Tangle Us seeks to present an unburdened yet authentic idealised representation of the black lived experience.

Re-imagining historical gaps and erasures, challenging contemporary narratives to create alternative futures that transcend the current view on race, nationality and belonging from a transnational, transcontinental and transcultural perspective. 

The exhibition title is inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book ‘Between the World and Me’, “and I recall that even then I had not yet begun to imagine the perils that tangle us.” In his book, Coates speaks of the ‘plundering of the black body’ from an African-American perspective, including police brutality and institutional racism. 

Kanbi Projects specialises in contemporary art by artists of African descent or from the global Diaspora. Founded in 2017 by Adeola Arthur Ayoola as a nomadic curatorial practice, the project pivoted in 2020 to champion a small group of exceptional emerging and mid-career artists.

Untangling the Perils that Tangle Us is open until 17th December 2021.