Following the very successful first few chapters, the immersive and multiform exhibition and activation space Gucci Circolo Shoreditch features ‘Collective Processes’, an exhibition presented by HOME by Ronan Mckenzie. HOME is one of very few black owned and led-art spaces in London. The curatorial organisation focuses on supporting Black and Indigenous People of Colour.
This remarkable exhibition, viewable for a limited time only, features works by multidisciplinary talents Natasha Muluswela, Lorelle Aboagye, Chiizii, Sandra Daniel, Abena Lamptey, De’Anne Crooks, Merissa Hylton, Rayvenn D’Clarke, Kelly Jay, Tonique Sewell, Courtenay Welcome, Memunatu Barrie, Glory Samjolly, Rubee Samuel and Jo Sealy.
Spanning photography, sculpture, painting, textiles and videography, the works on view explore two major themes: histories and archiving, and contemporary observations of culture, heritage and identity.
The façade of the Gucci Circolo Shoreditch is also brilliantly reimagined with a large-scale illustration by artist and previous Gucci collaborator, Joy Yamusangie, titled ‘A New Love’ which was created as part of a collection of limited edition prints by LGBTQ+ artists curated by Russell Tovey for Pride 2021. Upstairs a lovely café and music room allow for relaxation and fun.
The exhibition concludes a three-part partnership between Gucci and HOME. The partnership launched with Armour, supported by Gucci, an exhibition at HOME, Ronan McKenzie’s physical gallery in Islington. The former exhibition celebrated the artistry and creation of eleven Black British designers including Bianca Saunders, FEBEN and Wesley Harriot.
The Armour exhibition was followed by Gucci’s support for HOME’s second Black Women Artists Grant. Announced in November, five grants were attributed to Black Women-Identifying Artists based in the UK.
Gucci Circolo Shoreditch runs for a limited time only and will close on 21st December. It’s a pioneering must-see exhibition of the pre-holiday season.