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31 Jan 2024

Epiphany (Temporaire) Touring to Ikon Gallery in Birmingham

We are excited to announce that the exhibition Epiphany (Temporaire) is touring to Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

9 February – 21 April 2024
Exhibition opening Thursday 8 February, 6-9 PM

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Epiphany (Temporiare) features new works by British-Jamaican artist Exodus Crooks and is curated by Orphée Kashala.

The exhibition was first presented as part of ICF’s residency at Block 336 in Brixton (26 August – 17 September 2023) and was commissioned by Ort Gallery and ICF as part of our Emergence(y) project.

Epiphany (Temporaire) invites us to witness, with reverence, as Exodus takes an inward journey, a slow walk home, a look inside. They place the creative process alongside the process of self-discovery, and search for self through creativity, home through imagination, and heritage through interrogation.

 

Public Programme

Exodus Crooks and Orphée Kashala in conversation, Friday 15 March 5:30 – 7pm, Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. Register now.

An interview between Exodus Crooks and ICF’s Deputy Artistic Director for Young Artists in Conversation. Read now.

Exodus Crooks, Epiphany (Temporaire) Ikon Gallery (2024). Image courtesy Ikon. Photo by Rob Harris.
Exodus Crooks, Epiphany (Temporaire) Ikon Gallery (2024). Image courtesy Ikon. Photo by Rob Harris.
Exodus Crooks, Epiphany (Temporaire) Ikon Gallery (2024). Image courtesy Ikon. Photo by Rob Harris.

In developing this exhibition together, Orphée and Exodus have been in regular conversation for 12 months. The show stems from Ort Gallery and ICF’s Emergence(y) project for emerging curators, which Orphée was selected to participate in in 2021. As part of the project, Orphée undertook a residency at Ort Gallery in Birmingham to focus on his curatorial research and development. This residency coincided with Exodus’ DYCP (Develop Your Creative Practice awarded by Arts Council England) research in Jamaica. Together, they explored the themes of epiphany, temporariness, displacement, home, heritage, tradition, imagination, diaspora, creativity, honesty, spirituality, and self-determination.

Ort Gallery and ICF’s Emergence(y) project was made possible with support from Arts Council England. All of ICF’s professional development work during this period was generously supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.