In this online conversation, photographer Justin Keene will present his series ‘Walls in the Riverbed’.
Messums London presents its first contemporary photography show by artists Nii Obodai and Justin Keene. Through a selection of delicately composed and elusive images, this exhibition encourages us to ponder our relationship with nature and read cultural history through the environment.
Based in the UK, Justin Keene (b. 1989) directs his photographic lens on South Africa, where his parents lived. Across his lyrical and poetic imagery, Keene explores concepts of identity and representation, as well as his conflicting relationship with this country, its colonial legacy and the so-called ‘born free’ generation. His current body of work, ‘Walls in the Riverbed’, examines colonial archives depicting South Africa’s early diamond mining industry — using his personal connection with the topic to interpret representation of imperial legacies.
Attendees will receive a Zoom link by email before the start of the event.
Hugo Tagholm leads the national marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).
The charity Surfers Against Sewage takes action from the beach front to the front benches of Parliament, where it unites a voice for the ocean through its Ocean Conservation All Party Parliamentary Group. It mobilises over 100,000 community beach and river clean volunteers annually and has been instrumental in helping introduce and enforce new government legislation to protect our seas.