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John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU

Larry Achiampong: When the Sky Falls

Larry Achiampong, When the Sky Falls, installation image, John Hansard Gallery, 2020.

‘When the Sky Falls’ presents works that explores the concept of Sanko-time, a term coined by Achiampong that is taken from the Ashanti word ‘sankofa’. ‘Sankofa’ is associated with the proverb: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” Achiampong’s work is centred on such revisitations, using moments in his past to reflect upon the realities faced by African diasporic communities as a result of colonialism and its enduring legacies. Review by William Rees

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John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU

Siobhán Hapaska: Snake and Apple

Siobhan Hapaska, installation view, John Hansard Gallery, 2019

The ground level of John Hansard Gallery plays host to the recent productions of Irish artist Siobhán Hapaska. Four large sculptures zigzag the length of the room, while the world outside becomes part of the exhibition, like a film projected through the gallery’s giant windows. The artist’s work prompts a wake-up slap as it translates Greek tragedy-scale despair into our current day goings on. Review by Jillian Knipe

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