Studio West Presents “MAKING KIN”, Starring Yuma Radne, Paula Turmina, Olha Pryymak, Imogen Allen & Freya Fang Wang

by Rubén Palma
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Back in January, Studio West presented “The Blush Upon Her Cheek“. Now the Notting Hill based gallery is ready to present their newest group exhibition, titled, “MAKING KIN“, curated by founder Caroline Boseley and co-curated by Bella Bonner-Evans.

The exhibition features predominantly new paintings by five female artists: Imogen Allen, Olha Pryymak, Yuma Radné, Paula Turmina and Freya Fang Wang, alongside photographic prints and research materials by Plantaphilia (a collaboration between PhD student Iria Suárez Martínez and artist Paula Turmina). 

Inspired by multispecies feminist theorist Donna Haraway’s book, ‘Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene‘ (2016), the exhibition brings together practices which utilise storytelling to reimagine humanity’s relationship with the earth and its inhabitants. Taking up Haraway’s invitation to “stay with the trouble” by “making oddkin”, these artists draw on their experiences of post-colonial, indigenous, herbalist and rural contexts to envisage alternative ways of living together on a damaged earth. 

The “MAKING KIN” group-show will run from 14 March11 April, 2024, at Studio West, 216 KENSINGTON PARK RD, LONDON, W11 1NR.

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