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|Start Date:||6th June 2013|
|End Date:||27th July 2013|
In June, Tiwani Contemporary presents an exhibition by award-winning South African photographer Gideon Mendel, curated by Christine Eyene. Drowning World is part of a project documenting flooding in various parts of the globe including England, India, Haiti and Nigeria.
This exhibition, the first in a UK gallery for the artist, features unseen photographs from the Drowning World series, with a concentration on Nigeria. The artist portrays climate change through photographs of flood survivors in the remains of their homes, emphasising the collective experience of environmental disaster, erasing geographical and cultural divides. They suggest the aesthetics of portraiture; yet push the boundaries being staged in unlikely environments.
Tiwani Contemporary, a young and dynamic gallery based in Fitzrovia focusing on contemporary artists from Nigeria, is excited to present the exhibition, as it is a first for the artist.
Part of the series was exhibited at Somerset House in May 2012 under the same title, and will be included in A Different Kind of Order, the ICP Triennial in New York later this year.