Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to announce its participation in the second edition of Photo London, with a presentation of works by three artists from across the Africa and its diaspora: Delio Jasse, Dawit L. Petros and Andrew Esiebo.
In his series Who we were (2012), Andrew Esiebo portrays gay men from Lagos, in their everyday, private surroundings. The ongoing series, which questions sexual stereotypes and hetero-normativity is particularly powerful given the context in which the images were made. In 2014, former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan introduced new punitive legislation, outlawing same-sex relationships and membership of gay rights organisations
Delio Jasse’s Terreno Occupado (2014) chronicles a tale of two cities anchored in the changing architectural landscape of Luanda. The photographs, printed as cyanotypes, focus on junction points in the city, where new and old, future and past cohabit: where glass corporate architecture exists side by side with example of classical Portuguese colonial architecture and the informal architecture of the settlements.
Dawit L. Petros’ The Stranger’s Notebook (Prologue) (2016) forms the first of a trilogy of works investing migration as a key constituent of modernity and draws on research and work made by the artist during a year-long journey from Nigeria to Morocco to Europe (2014- 2015). Petros made works for this series in cities including Bamako (Mali), Nouakchott (Mauritania), and Dakar (Senegal). In conjunction with the Photo London exhibition, Tiwani Contemporary will present The Stranger’s notebook (Prologue), a solo exhibition of works by Dawit L. Petros in the gallery Space, It will be Petros’ first solo exhibition in Europe.