Video works by internationally acclaimed artists in which the past, present and futures collide are presented in an intervention in the collection displays at the Sainsbury Centre.
Through new perspectives, the artworks will activate the collection which spans 5,000 years of creativity. Provenance (2021) by author Ayobámi Adébáyo is a multiscreen installation following the journey of a sacred ibeji artefact from Benin City to a UK museum. Andreas Angelidakis’ Walking Building (2006) conceives a roaming museum appropriate for the digital age. Inuk artist Asinnajaq’s award-winning film Three Thousand (2017) presents a sublime imaginary universe of the Inuit people drawn from archive footage and animation. Sethembile Msezane’s video work and installation, Nibizwa Ngabangcwele (2021) explores the magic of snuff as a spiritual connector in several South African cultures.
The exhibition will be available to view from 6 - 21 November.