Your Space Or Mine
The Molasses Gallery
The BUILDHOLLYWOOD family have collaborated with The Molasses Gallery as part of their Your Space Or Mine series. The recently launched open-air project calls itself “an intangible open-air gallery promoting Black solidarity and unity” and showcases 12 works of art by 12 Black artists on poster sites across London, in locations like Tower Hamlets, Shepherd’s Bush and Camden.
As the pandemic has closed many art galleries, the Molasses Gallery aims to bring this art to the public. Curator Tanaka Saburi says: “we believe we can spur philanthropy whilst educating the public with knowledge of often pigeonholed artists within our own city of London”. The inspiring project features works by emerging and established interdisciplinary artists of African and Caribbean heritage to coincide with renewed discussion around the role and recognition of Black artists in the creative industries.
Design-led by Nina Kunzendorf, the exhibition was inspired by a poem by New York artist Gordon Parks. Written in 1975, “To a Black Artist” remains ever-relevant today, and its influence is felt throughout the vibrant work that as Saburi says, features artists “with a multitude of different narratives that share one commonality,” conveying their own unique experiences through art.