Do not miss out on what is expected to be an exciting cultural experience. Somerset House is hosting a new series of displays, installations and performances, which showcase the utopian visions of young UK-based artists and give voice to the issues most affecting them today, including the body, gender, sexuality and race.
Curator Shonagh Marshall has brought together a group of cutting-edge, contemporary artists who each explore prevalent issues in today’s society to present their individual ideas about Utopia now. This complex and challenging concept has resulted in a dynamic range of works, which will be on show across the site as part of UTOPIA 2016, Somerset House’s year-long programme to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s seminal work.
We invite you all come on july 6th to visit on of the work presented called 2026. A cross cultural exchange between British Stylist/Photographer Ibrahim Kamara and South African Photographer/Film-Maker Kristine Lee-Moorman. 2026 explores the concept of menswear 10 years into the future taking influences and ideas from London and combining it with South African culture to push ideas of masculinity on the black body.
The objective is to send a message : allow our subjects to define who they want to be with the clothing regardless of their sexuality.