18 May 2022, 18:30 — 19:30

Watch the online conversation between artists Adjoa Armah, Abe Odedina and Hannah Catherine Jones. This discussion expands on the themes of journeys, language, staging, storytelling, temporality and the voice presented within Armah’s exhibition The sea, it slopes like a mountain, that is on view at Auto Italia until 24 July 2022.

Adjoa Armah (b. 1988, Ghana) is an artist, educator, writer and editor, currently based between London and Accra. With a background in design anthropology, her practice is concerned with the entanglement between narrative, the archive, pedagogy, Black ontology, infrapolitics, and spatial consciousness. She is the founder of Saman, an archive of over 100,000 film negatives from across Ghana. She has published works in e-flux, Frieze, A Magazine Curated by, Apartamento, Vogue and TSA Art Magazine. She is editor and research fellow at Afterall, where she is responsible for the Paul Mellon Centre-funded digital research project ‘Black Atlantic Museum’ and the ‘Afterall Art School’.

Abe Odedina (b. 1960, Nigeria) is an artist working within painting. His compositions incorporate elements of Renaissance portraiture, devotional painting and even pop art to frame figures from diverse mythologies (Yoruba, Haitian, Ancient Greek) as well as passers-by or characters plucked from the artist’s own imagination. Odedina was awarded the Ellsworth Kelly Award from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, New York (2017). Odedina’s work is in a number of major international collections including The British Government Art Collection, the Serge Tiroche Collection and the collection of Jorge Pérez.

Dr. Hannah Catherine Jones (aka Foxy Moron) is an artist, scholar, multi-instrumentalist, broadcaster, DJ , composer and conductor. She founded Peckham Chamber Orchestra (2013) and has broadcasted on BBC Radio/TV and NTS. Jones recently completed her AHRC DPhil scholarship at Oxford University on disruptive sound as a methodology of institutional decolonisation. She was a recipient of the BBC Radiophonic Oram Award (2018) and has been nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award (2014). Jones has lectured/performed/exhibited at at NIRIN – 22nd Biennial of Sydney (2020), and has her first solo exhibition upcoming in London (2022).