Manuel Mathieu in Social Works II: Gagosian | London, UK
Gagosian is pleased to present Social Works II, the sequel to the American chapter that was on view at the gallery in New York.
Curated by Antwaun Sargent, Social Works II foregrounds artists from the African diaspora and their insights into the relationship between space—personal, public, institutional, and psychic—and social and artistic practice. Bringing together intergenerational artists working in different mediums, Social Works II considers geography and its role in informing how identity is created and experienced through communities and spaces.
Social Works II underscores the conscious engagement of these artists with the cultural present where numerous social factors have converged to produce a heightened urgency for artists of the African diaspora to utilize space as a community-building tool and a means of creating visionary possibilities.
– Curatorial text courtesy of Gagosian