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The Time is Always Now: In Conversation with Ekow Eshun

Saturday, June 29


Join us for this exclu­sive event on the open­ing day of ‘​The Time is Always Now’! Listen to Ekow Eshun, writer and exhibition curator, as he shares insights from his research into representations of the Black figure, and his work with leading UK and US artists.

Ekow will be in conversation with Jelena Sofronijevic, Contemporary Art Curator at The Box, and producer of the EMPIRE LINES podcast.

They will discuss some of the key themes in this landmark exhibition, which includes works from Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid, Barbara Walker, Michael Armitage, Denzil Forrester, and Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama.

Upcoming events

Wednesday, July 17
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Bringing together four distinct painters – Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt, and EJ Hauser – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today explores the formal and informal ways each of them make sense of the world through paint.
Saturday, July 20
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Hettie Judah, writer and exhibition curator, shares insights from her research for her book, Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood which explores the joys, messes, myths and mishaps of parenting through visual culture.
Wednesday, July 24
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Take a deeper lunchtime look into ‘The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure’.
Saturday, July 27
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Come and immerse yourselves in an exhibition that explores pivotal moments in Plymouth’s past and present relationship with the sea.

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