This beautiful little princess decided to strike the same pose as the image behind her. I felt very honoured! So lovely to see how our images provokes even the youngest of us. Felt very honoured by this…she is too cute. This is why having empowering images of Nubian queens and princess are needed to influence, in still and embrace our own beauty to the young as well as some of the older generations. Who taught You is still showing at the Barge House Oxo tower. #NNOPresent #!nub #passion #design #art #love #beauty #blacklove #AACDD (at Oxo Tower Wharf)
My project was birthed in response to my experiences
in North Kivu, Congo. I describe the town that I had visited as a
bright and vibrant yet spooky place placed on the fringe of a rainforest
with a backdrop of scenic hills and mountain views. Despite its beauty
and potential, this area has been unable to clear a choking carcinogenic
cough of conflict that it has had since the mid 90’s.
As a young woman, who was born in the Congo, I am interested in
exploring the relationships between Congolese women and the Congolese
land, particularly considering gender-based violence has been at the
forefront of blood-mineral fuelled armed conflict. I am also
interested in identity and the relationships that the women of the
Diaspora have with the land. I liken the land to the women, by
drawing on themes and ideas present in patriarchal society that both
objectifies and contends the notion of ownership of both land and women.
In doing so, I explore these ideas through language focusing on
words such as ‘Nzela’ – a Lingala word which can be translated to a
line, curve, path, boundaries, the way, wrinkles, borders, gap; which
individually hold a wealth of different and sometimes conflicting and
contradictory meanings & connotations.
This is the venue where I’m currently exhibiting as part of the #AACDD festival. Yes #ayeshasarthouse is at the #oxotower #bargehouse #london #southbank !!! Along with artists from the diaspora, exhibition ends this Sunday 20th Sep (at Oxo Tower Wharf)
It’s that time of year again!! The AACDD take over the Bargehouse/Oxo Tower for two weeks of African&African Caribbean design, fine art, photography,film, graphic design, installation art, furniture and product design… the list goes on!
I wouldn’t miss this if I were you. Oh, and I’ll be exhibiting a very daring (for me) piece(s) of work… COME!! All are welcome.
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