Group Exhibition
29 June–29 September 2024

The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure

The Box, Plymouth, UK

The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure, curated by writer Ekow Eshun, showcases the work of contemporary artists from the African diaspora and highlights the use of figures to illuminate the richness and complexity of Black life.

As well as surveying the presence of the Black figure in Western art history, The Time is Always Now examines its absence – and the story of representation told through these works, as well as the social, psychological and cultural contexts in which they were produced. 

Displayed across multiple spaces at The Box, the exhibition features the work of leading artists including Denzil Forrester, Michael ArmitageLubaina HimidKerry James MarshallToyin Ojih Odutola and Amy Sherald.

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