SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Alexis Peskine - Power Figures

Alexis Peskine

Date: 6 October 2017Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 6 October 2017Time: 2:30 PM

Venue: 21/22 Russell Square Room: T102

Type of Event: Gallery Talk

Alexis Peskine will discuss his exhibition 'Power Figures', hosted at October Gallery. This will be his first solo exhibition in London.

Early on Peskine was exposed to questions of identity with his mother coming from Bahia, Brazil, an area with a predominantly black population who struggle under a system designed to keep them from power, and his father the son of a Jewish refugee who fled from Russian persecution during the Second World War. Channelling this rich background through his work, he explores both the Black Experience and the world of the refugee, forced to exist between fixed boundaries of state and identity.

Speaker: Alexis Peskine

Chair: Polly Savage (SOAS)

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