Alexis Peskine - Power Figures


Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


21/22 Russell Square Room T102, School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

At this gallery talk, Alexis Peskine will discuss his exhibition 'Power Figures', hosted at October Gallery. This will be his first solo exhibition in London. Early on Peskine was exposed to questions of identity with his mother coming from Bahia, Brazil, an area with a predominantly black population who struggle under a system designed to keep them from power, and his father the son of a Jewish refugee who fled from Russian persecution during the Second World War. Channelling this rich background through his work, he explores both the Black Experience and the world of the refugee, forced to exist between fixed boundaries of state and identity. All Welcome. Please RSVP at

ORGANIZER(S): SOAS University of London Centre of African Studies