PLATFORM centre is pleased to announce the exhibition Transcension featuring new work by Iyunade Judah (MB), one of our 2020 PLATFORM Photography Award Winners. The show runs from 19 March – 17 April, 2021. Currently the gallery is open by appointment. Please note, 5 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time. When visiting us PLATFORM asks you wear a mask, maintain social distancing and to stay home if you are feeling sick. Please email us at [email protected] to schedule a viewing appointment. PLATFORM is a barrier-free venue. Please visit here for more information.
EXHIBITION | 19 March – 17 April, 2021
“This film explores the black body’s relationship with space in diaspora but on a very personal level. When I was creating this film, I wanted to showcase how we can be easily alienated in this colonial space we currently exist in, it’s like we have always been the other. The poem is a call for revolution to understand our significance in the creation of the white space and how we must address ourselves moving forward, I also see it as the perfect backdrop for this film.” – Iyunade Judah
BIOGRAPHY – Iyunade Judah is an artist-photographer based in Winnipeg Canada, originally from Ogun, Nigeria. His work focuses on the black experience from an African’s point of view in the diaspora. He has worked on a number of photo projects and short films on black masculinity, gender and afrocentrism. Judah’s work primarily focuses on identity and a need for consciousness in African art. Iyunade says that “My work is inspired by my curiosity to discover African history and art. I found out that there’s almost no identity for me and a lot of people like me. I make use of imaginary narratives such as reincarnation in my practice to convey a message which might be on sexuality, history, identity or love. I infuse fabric as a backdrop to appreciate African prints and patterns which has become a personal style.”