'Rock My Soul' at Victoria Miro Gallery

2 October - 2 November 2019

Curated by Isaac Julien for Victoria Miro Gallery, the group show Rock My Soul borrows its title from the eminent black feminist scholar and writer bell hooks’ 2003 book, in which she investigates the role of black self-esteem in empowering a body politic both culturally and politically. 

The exhibition aims to meditate on how artists respond to conversations around figuration, abstraction and self-representation in contemporary art, and affirm, with a certain urgency and eloquence, their sense of esteem against established art canons. 

The exhibition features works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Sonia Boyce, Karon Davis, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Frida Orupabo, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, Khadija Saye, Tschabalala Self and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

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