TERESA KUTALA FIRMINO | Owners of the Earth IV



TERESA KUTALA FIRMINO | Owners of the Earth IV
Oct 13 – Nov 4, 2023

TERESA KUTALA FIRMINO | Owners of the Earth IV

13 October - 4 November 2023


Everard Read London is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Johannesburg-based artist, Teresa Kutala Firmino, with catalogue essay by architect and curator, Paula Nascimento.

This will be Firmino's second solo presentation with Everard Read London, following solo exhibitions in South Africa and Berlin. Firmino's work was presented at the ARCO Lisboa art fair in 2022.

Firmino collects and curates textiles and images from magazines, newspapers, historical documents, and social media, and places them in surreal and tightly confined interiors, where the characters are free to re-enact their stories or construct new ones that challenge the accepted version of historical events. This process allows the artist to create alternative past, present and future narratives of Africa, thus rebuilding her own archive of African history.

Firmino’s seemingly playful and vibrant canvases are rich in symbolism and metaphor as they seek to explore the complex issues of identity and cultural heritage, gender violence and what it means to be a young, Black woman in the 21st century.

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