black to the future
Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that combines science-fiction, technology, history and fantasy to explore the African experience and aims to connect those from the black diaspora with their forgotten African ancestry and to recognise its impact on the here and now.
As part of Black History Month, the Showcase Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of exciting UK artists who are exploring art through a black cultural lens. Dismantling stereotypes, fusing cultures, and imagining futures are ways in which artists such as – Ade Adesina and Harold Offeh are providing a starting point in the gallery for a range of open and discursive events between October - December about Afrofuturism and how it connects to the city. The gallery will be host to a series of cross disciplinary activities, collaborations, screenings and events that will invite communities to discuss how an Afrofuturism exhibition project, planned for 2020/21, might take shape and have a voice in how the project might evolve.