EVENT15.03.2024 / 5.30pm7.00pm

Exodus Crooks in conversation with Orphée Kashala

Exodus Crooks discusses their exhibition, Epiphany (Temporaire), with curator Orphée Kashala.

The event begins with a tour of the exhibition, followed by a conversation during which Exodus and Orphée will discuss how they have developed the show in dialogue together.

Epiphany (Temporaire) (9 February – 21 April 2024) is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

About the speakers

Exodus Crooks is a British-Jamaican multidisciplinary artist, educator and writer whose art practice centres on the relationship with self. Observing the results of fractious domesticity, despair and passion, their art tends to appear as questions of self-actualisation and the role that religion and spirituality play in that journey to enlightenment.

Orphée Kashala is a UK-based Pan-African and Diasporic art curator and cultural producer. Kashala was a producer at Maokwo, Coventry (2020-2021), and was selected for the Emergence(y) project in Birmingham (2021), an Ort Gallery and ICF residency provision for emerging curators to develop their practices. His curatorial practice is a recourse to art and artists as mediums to lead the collective interrogation, interpretation and reckoning with human complexity. Kashala leans into contradiction and complication to untangle an intrinsically resistant, liberated, and decolonised counter-visuality.

Event Date

Friday 15 March 2024

Event Details

Events Room, First Floor

Free entry, booking essential

Please consider making a donation when booking

Please note the exhibition tour is a walking tour, limited seating is available. The talk is seated.

This event is being photographed. Please speak to the photographer if you prefer not to be included. The talk will be recorded (audio) and will be available online after the event.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Exodus Crooks. Photo by Chelsea Gordon. Orphée Kashala. Photo by Phillip Okeowo


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Exodus Crooks
Ikon hosts Midlands-based artist Exodus Crooks’ exhibition Epiphany (Temporaire), commissioned by Ort Gallery and International Curators Forum (ICF), originally presented at Block 336 in Summer 2023. Curated by Orphée Kashala, the exhibition includes sculpture, film, text and sculptural installation.   
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Exodus Crooks
At The Exchange, Birmingham.
In June 2024, Ikon presents new work by Midlands-based artist Exodus Crooks at The Exchange, the University’s city centre venue in response to the public programme theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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