BLK BXY JOY, the new show at Brixton’s Photofusion, is a collaborative exhibition by a young generation of Black artists who are seeking to redefine the image of Black experience.
The exhibition has been curated by Destinie Paige, a London based filmmaker, photographer and set designer, who has drawn together the work of fourteen emerging artists. The show is a mix of photography, sculpture and canvas-based art.
It challenges outdated and narrow notions of black masculinity and femininity and offers new, more nuanced representations of gentleness and strength across genders.
The images have a lightness of touch which captures humour and joy, but also a strong sense of identity. This is a celebration of Black experience of family, culture and style which explores a different world from one more associated with struggle and trauma.
This is not a large exhibition. But is definitely worth some of your time.
Open from 11am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, the show is free and runs until 3 March in Photofusion, 6 Canterbury Crescent, SW9 7QD.
Access to he gallery is via the first floor of Brixton Rec Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, SW9 7QD