Built From Past At Present Exhibition

The Future is often thought about in isolation or in detachment from the past and present. Built From Past at Present exhibits new and existing work from Emmanuel Unaji, Adama Jalloh & Najma Abdulle exploring how the future is built of reimagination and by carving the past and putting what’s carved into practice at the present. Built From Past at Present focuses is on the multiple black futures black people across the world are creating everyday through exhibiting the work of 3 Black Artists in Britain. Emmanuel’s work speaks to the present building of a negro renaissance through the commerical and fashion world, it’s the building of a future that black people engage in daily whether they are aware of this or not. Adama’s work is an ode to the past and future through the eyes of black children being able to be free and live as children across London. We get to see a focus, mainly shot in Peckham, of the beauty within everyday experience. Najma Abdulle’s work places us in a space of imagination, playfully editing the present day to design something new and exciting, with work inspired by her experiences, fantasy and “All three artists are very different in style and inspiration but all consider the importance of futures in their work. In celebrating the importance of their differences we move away from homogenising the black experience and instead into a space of celebrating our own diversity of thought, vision and experiences” - Aliyah Hasinah, Curator Curated by Aliyah Hasinah for Punch Records BASS Festival 2019 Interact with this exhibition by adding your interpretations and views to the Chalkboard panels or tweet @punchrecords, @BassBirmingham, @AliyahHasinah. What does your future look like? Please enquire for artwork pricing via Aliyah Hasinah by contacting: aliyah.holder96@gmail.com More about BASS Festival 2019 Punch Records Bass Festival is back for October 2019 and this year, we're shining a spotlight on the FUTURE.

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