Sunday, 6 May 2007

Godfried Donkor: Financial Times Exhibition at the Hackney Museum

Artist Godfried Donkor has created new work in response to Abolition 07, the bicentenary of the abolition of BritainĀ¹s transatlantic slave trade. For Donkor this is not a body of work that is rooted only in the horrors of slavery. He shows us the complexities of the modern world and looks at the impact that the slave trade had on the general wealth and development of this country. Installed at the heart of Abolition 07, Financial Times uses the FT index as the ground for Donkors painted imagery, the shipping trade of the 18th Century becomes a metaphor for the interaction of nations and the current cultural politics of globalisation.

The work was commissioned by Hackney Museum and supported by SPACE throughout Donkors five-week residency.

Hackney Museum, Technology & Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1GQ
The exhibition ends on ­ 14 July 2007


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