Red Hook Labs and Nataal are delighted to announce their third co-curated group exhibition:
New African Photography III. This year’s show features six female artists whose work engages meaningfully with present-day Africa and its diaspora. From a range of new perspectives come contemporary works that seek to present positive narratives and address a diverse set of concerns relating to representation, gender and identity.
New African Photography III will also celebrate the launch of Nataal’s debut print issue. The bi-annual magazine includes a section dedicated to the exhibition as well as unique shoots, stories and visual essays featuring the freshest fashion, visual arts, music and culture.
New African Photography III follows the success of the previous annual exhibitions, New African Photography I & II. US Vogue called the 2016 show “a journey into the rich visual culture of Africa” while Creators said the 2017 show included “photography that speaks to an increasing sense of self across the vast continent.” Having supported the work and careers of several talented emerging artists in these previous editions, Red Hook Labs and Nataal’s 2018 curation puts the female gaze firmly in the spotlight.
Artists included: Fatoumata Diabaté, Rahima Gambo, Keyezua, Alice Mann, Ronan McKenzie and Ruth Ossai.
About Red Hook Labs:
Red Hook Labs is a public-benefit corporation located in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Downtown Los Angeles, dedicated to establishing creative communities and self-sustaining businesses in developing areas. Through its unique relationship with creative industries and commitment to education, events and programming, it is able to connect continuing skills training to mentorship, internships and job placement
Labs Gallery extends its mission of giving opportunity to and supporting emerging artists through
its exhibition and print sales program. Labs presents three annual exhibitions: Labs New Artists, an international, juried open call for unrepresented talent; Nataal: New African Photography III; and Foam Talent. Labs has also offered first time solo shows to Jamie Hawkesworth, Willy Vanderperre, Stef Mitchell and Cass Bird. The Labs Artists in Residence have included Lakin Ogunbanwo, Kristin-Lee Moolman and Nadine Ijewere.
Nataal is a London-based global media brand founded by Alassane Sy, Sara Hemming and Helen Jennings celebrating contemporary African culture. Having originally launched digitally in 2015, and hosted several cultural events in major cities since then, Nataal now publishes its debut print magazine this May. The biannual publication features exclusive editorials featuring the brightest artists, designers, storytellers, tastemakers and cultural revolutionaries.
Opening May 4, 6-10pm
Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm (daily)
1-54 VIP curatorial tour of New African Photography III led by Sara Hemming and Helen Jennings: May 5, 2018, 2-3pm
Film screenings: May 5, 2018, 4-6pm
Artists talk moderated by Sara Hemming and Helen Jennings: May 6, 2017, 2-3pm
Students’ workshop with New African Photography III artists: May 6, 2017, 3pm-5pm