As always there are lots of gallery offerings this month both big and small. The Art Gallery of Peterborough hosts 217. The exhibition includes a series of graphite drawings and 3D printed objects based on images sourced from an article outlining the initial investigations of section 217 in the 4th block of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which contains a large, highly radioactive mass of melted matter, formed following the nuclear meltdown in 1986 and referred to as the Elephant’s Foot. Jan 18 to Mar 29
Artspace presents___a lineage of transgression___ This exhibition explores language as a tool to challenge the limitations of systemic definitions of Blackness and womanhood. As writers, poets, teachers and creators – Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Jamilah Malika Abu-Bakare – use film, audio, photocopies, collage and text to play with the materiality of words. Continuing subversive traditions practiced by noted feminist writers such as nikki giovanni, Octavia Butler, Ntozake Shange, Audre Lorde to contemporaries Dionne Brand, M. NourbeSe Philip and Christina Sharpe – both artists use voice, revision, redaction and annotation to expand and dismantle singular interpretations of Blackness. Jan 10 – Feb 22

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