The Smallest Step: Conversations with the Self

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Jamila Cooper, Venezia Johnson and Rosemarie Chung

10 Nov 2017 to 15 Nov 2017

Through photographs and two LED text works, this exhibition explores emotional mapping and long-term artistic processes undertaken with and by women living and working in Downtown Kingston, Jamaica. Conversation becomes a tool for resistance and a device for self-exploration, and the installation reflects a profound intersection between private and public worlds. In addition, the works explore and redefine dialogue, expression and action therefore confronting impossible environments where abuse is condoned, addressing personal and communal safety. As a result, security, self-confidence, strength and support are the major goals and themes of this women-led exhibition. 

About the Artists:

Jamila Cooper (b. 3.04.89) is a Jamaican artist working in multi-media arts research and education. Co-director with Rosemarie Chung and Abbas Nokhasteh of Studio 174.

Venezia Johnson (b. 31.05.94) a studio 174 Jamaican artist, whose practice explores relationships between individuals and urban landscape.

Rosemarie Chung (b. 12.09.62) is a British-Jamaican artist and educator. Exploring art as therapy, she has developed programmes with the Jamaican government in hospitals and communities affected by violence.

Studio 174 in Downtown, Kingston, Jamaica is a non-profit organisation founded in 2005, as an arts education platform for young people, inner-city communities and rural districts. 

The exhibition is in collaboration with Openvizor. 

Artist Talk: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | 14:30 – 16:00 | The Whitehead Building 

10 - 15 November 2017 | 10:00 - 17:00

Jamila Cooper
Venezia Johnson
​Rosemarie Chung 

Studio 174
Whitehead Building Foyer
Goldsmiths University
8 Lewisham Way, New Cross
London SE14 6NW
Nearest Stations
New Cross and New Cross Gate Overground
Further information
Studio 174  Openvizor

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