Group show 'An Infinity of Traces' selected in Frieze's Top 10 UK exhibitions of 2021
20 December 2021
These are the best exhibitions of the year – from a chronically overdue retrospective of Paula Rego to a debut offering of obfuscated, sexualised sculpture by Jack O’Brien.
'An Infinity of Traces'
Lisson Gallery, London
At the beginning of the year, Ekow Eshun assembled a group of UK-based Black artists working with notions of race, history, being and belonging. The resulting exhibition, ‘An Infinity of Traces’, contained works by some of 2021’s most prominent UK practitioners, including the founder of Turner Prize-nominated Black Obsidian Sound System, Evan Ifekoya; Scotland’s Venice Biennale 2022 representative, Alberta Whittle; and Turner Bursary recipient 2020 Liz Johnson Artur. In April, Aida Amoako concluded that the exhibition ‘explores not only the effects of oppressive forces but also the communities and healing practices that developed (and continue to develop) in response to Britain’s legacy of hostility towards Black presence.’
'An Infinity of Traces', curated by Ekow Eshun, was presented at Lisson Gallery in London from 13 April – 6 June 2021.