BREAKFAST TOUR OF MICHAELA YEARWOOD-DAN’S SOLO SHOW AT NO.9 CORK STREET WITH TIWANI CONTEMPORARY DIRECTORS
Join us for a breakfast tour of Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s solo show at No.9 Cork Street with Tiwani Contemporary directors.
Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s work reflects on subjectivity and individual identity as forms of self-determination. Whilst her work may be underpinned by an expansive and multivalent repertoire of cultural signifiers borrowing freely from blackness, healing rituals, flora, texting, acrylic nails, gold-hoops, carnival culture, these reference points enable her to present and privilege the variance of her own individual experience. As such, her work refuses to be framed by narrow expectations of racial or gendered notions of collective identity and history. She defamiliarizes many of those reference points in her work resisting the clichés and strictures of representation.
The Sweetest Taboo is a semi-immersive experience that migrates from the canvases into the space of the gallery, creating a topographic installation of ceramic sculptures and furniture that encourages visitors to contemplate, project and spur plans to dream potential spaces into existence.
Founded in London in 2011 by Maria Varnava, Tiwani Contemporary exhibits and represents international contemporary artists, focussing on Africa and its diaspora.
In 2021, the gallery celebrated its 10th anniversary. In February 2022, the gallery opened its second space in Lagos, Nigeria.
Image: Michaela Yearwood-Dan, All I am is everything and nothing at all, 2022, Oil, pastels, ink and beads on canvas (detail). Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary.