#FLODown: To coincide with Black History Month, the Signature African Art gallery will present, Say My Name, an exhibition that will celebrate influential figures and movements in the UK and USA.
In an exhibition that resonates with the Black Lives Matter movement, 13 African artists will honour the names of black lives who have been lost at the hands of police, including Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Through paintings and sculptures, they will also pay tribute to black activists who have fought for equality such as Angela Davis and Wangari Maathai. Whilst also reflecting on historical moments in black history, ranging from the transatlantic slave trade to the Windrush Scandal.
The exhibition will be curated by Khalil Akar and presented by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, whose works include the critically acclaimed films and series Selma, When They See Us and the Netflix documentary 13th.