Live at Parkside Gallery
5 November - 21 December 2018
Slanguages is exploring the creative way artists take inspiration from and use different languages.
The project is wide-ranging and includes exhibitions, performances, and collaborations with artists, creative professionals and partners such as Punch Records, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Beatfreaks, and Sputnik Theatre Company, London.
The launch of the second Slanguages touring exhibition will take place on Thursday 8 November, 5pm at the Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University, in the ground floor atrium of the Parkside Building.
The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Rajinder Dudrah from Birmingham City University who is leading research on Languages in the Creative Economy Strand in collaboration with Punch Records. It features the work, archives and ephemera from four Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their work: RTKAL, Lekan Babalola, Tanny Tizzle, and Rinkoo Barpaga. The exhibition ranges across the genres of rap, grime and spoken word, West African jazz and funk, visual arts, and urban sign languages.
The exhibition runs from Monday 5 November until Friday 21 December 2018.