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198 Contemporary Arts & Learning
198 Railton Road, SE24 0JT London, United Kingdom
Do You Know Your Middle? is Joy Miessi’s first ever solo exhibition, featuring new mixed media works by the artist. The title references a phrase repeated by the artist’s mother from a young age, as she would part and braid Miessi’s hair. Archiving routines and cultural practices such as these through the pieces, Miessi’s work exists to preserve memories from formative years. Each piece documents and retells moments, creating a permanence to past experiences from Miessi’s life.
Joy Miessi is an artist based in London. Joy translates moments, conversations, feelings and intimate thoughts into visual pieces for reflection. Inspired by shop fronts in Kinshasa to punk posters in Camden, Joy Miessi takes inspiration from everyday life. Sociopolitical themes are reoccurring in Joy’s present work and are translated through abstract shapes, figures and writing.
Opening: 6th July 2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Artist Talk — Joy Miessi In Conversation with Amrita Dhallu, curatorial assistant at Chisenhale Gallery
12th July 2018 6:30pm — 9:00pm
Music from the Middle — An evening curated by Touching Bass
, Finding Soul and friends
27th July 2018 6:30pm — 10:00pm
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— 198 is located at the junction between
Railton Road and Hurst Street.
Train: Herne Hill
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