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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1999
Published by: Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Year published: 1999

image of Routes

Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, was the venue for Routes, an exhibition of sculptures, paintings and drawings by Godfried Donkor, Juginder Lamba, Hew Locke, Johannes Phokela and Frances Richardson. It was curated by Rose Issa. Precise dates were not given in this catalogue, but the exhibition took place 22 January - 26 March 1999. The exhibition was dedicated to Philip L. Ravenhill, chief curator of the National Museum of African Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, who had died unexpectedly in 1997 at his home in Washington DC. He was 52.

The exhibition’s full title/sub title was Routes: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour’s Idols. According to the catalogue’s introduction by Issa, the Routes exhibition was held to “reveal some of the complexities, contradictions, and opportunities that emerge from a cross cultural society, and unsettles many assumptions about ‘black art’ “. Small square catalogue, 20 cm x 20 cm in size.

Catalogue contents as follows:

Introductory essay, Singing Your Own Song, by the exhibition’s curator, Rose Issa
Substantial essay, Routes to Independence, running through the catalogue, by Everlyn Nicodemus
Two pages of List of Works

Sepia toned monochrome reproductions of artists’ work throughout. Four images of Richardson’s work, plus two images relating to each of the other artists.

Related people + view all 7

»  Godfried Donkor

Born, 1964 in Kumasi, Ghana

»  Rose Issa

»  Juginder Lamba

Born, 1948 in Nairobi, Kenya

»  Hew Locke

Born, 1959 in Edinburgh

»  Johannes Phokela

Born, 1966 in Soweto, South Africa

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