Exhibition Opening
Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River

11 May, 2022
– 11 May, 2022

Join us in conversation with artist Grace Ndiritu and LUX Director Benjamin Cook at 7PM to mark the opening of Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River. The exhibition will be on view from 5 to 8PM. 

The recording of the conversation is now available to watch on our website. Watch Grace Ndiritu in Conversation with Benjamin Cook here

Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River explores time with new frames of reference, and questions the relevance of previously accepted divisions between past, present and future. Grace Ndiritu (b.1982) is a British-Kenyan artist and activist, whose practice is concerned with alternative ways of living and seeing our contemporary world through spirituality and explorations of “deep time”.

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine writer, fictionalised in Ndiritu’s latest film Black Beauty (2021), the exhibition title reflects on his theories on the fluidity of time. This film will be screened along with Ndiritu’s earlier film A Week in the News: 7 places we think we know, 7 news stories we think we understand (2010).

The accompanying public programme will be led by artists Rieko Whitfield, Serena Huang and Dr Jason Allen-Paisant. All three will invite audiences to imagine alternative timescapes through workshops, performance and text. Each artist investigates the subjectivities of time using multiple approaches: linear/non-linear, western/non-western and human/non-human time.

Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River runs from 11 May to 16 July 2022 at LUX

Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River is curated by students from the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme as part of the Graduate Projects 2022, Royal College of Art, in partnership with LUX.

A Week in the News: 7 Places We Think We Know, 7 News Stories We Think We Understand, Grace Ndiritu, 2010

Grace Ndiritu is a British-Kenyan artist whose artworks are concerned with the transformation of our contemporary world. Her archive of over forty ‘hand-crafted’ videos; experimental photography, Post-Hippie Pop-Abstraction collages and shamanic performances have been widely exhibited. Her debut short film Black Beauty has been selected for prestigious film festivals including 72nd Berlinale in the Forum Expanded section (2022) and 32nd FIDMarseille (2021).


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