Launch Event: Fetissoes by Kialy Tihngang

Event, Exhibitions, Free, In Person

Saturday 7th October 2023

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

Join us on Saturday 7th October as we celebrate our latest exhibition, Fetissoes a major new commission by Glasgow-based multidisciplinary artist Kialy Tihngang.

About the exhibition

Fetissoes is a new body of work by Kialy Tihngang, commissioned by ‘a space’ arts in partnership with Black History Month South and exhibited at ‘a space’ arts’ headline venue, God’s House Tower, a 700-year-old ancient monument in the heart of Southampton’s Old Town.

For this commission, Kialy speculates that a group of enslaved African people jumped overboard their captors ship into the ocean and combined European maritime technology (the master’s tools) with fetishes (African religious objects with magical powers) to create tools to safely return home underwater. These tools take the form of six wearable sculptures, displayed in the Main Gallery space. An accompanying video showing the artefacts in action will be exhibited in the Barker Mill Project Space.

About the event

Celebrate the launch of the exhibition and find out about Kialy Tihngang’s influences and the process behind Fetissoes.

The bar will be open throughout the evening serving drinks and light refreshments.

Saturday 7th October 6pm-9pm at God’s House Tower.

Find out more and get your free ticket here.

About the artist

Kialy Tihngang is a multidisciplinary artist based in Glasgow. As a British-born Cameroonian, Kialy’’s research-based practice focuses on colonial European misrepresentation, extraction, and demonisation of West African cultural practices, but also on her own misremembering, misreading, and romanticisation of said practices. Primarily, she designs artefacts from reimagined histories and speculated futures.

More information about the Launch Event here