First up we’ve got an exhibition that you’ll certainly need to be sinking your teeth into. Human Stories: The Satirists showcases six rising photographers, including Thandiwe Muriu, and will be taking place at London’s prestigious art, design and fashion hub NOW Gallery at Greenwich Peninsula. Traditional, vibrant fabrics play a central role in the Kenyan native’s photography, closely followed by her passion for exploring African beauty and historical and traditional hairstyles. Revisiting hairstyles her ancestors used to wear and giving them a 21st-century makeover, Muriu uses hair as a tool to connect with the past and the present of her culture, asking important questions about what symbols of beauty have become almost obsolete.
Stephen Tayo will also be displaying his stunning photography in Human Stories: The Satirists alongside Muriu. Tayo, who was born in Lagos, is well known for his layered work, exploration of humanity and dissection of the human experience. Oh, he also has a few famous fans too having worked with the likes of Burna Boy, Davido and Skepta. The exhibition will run from October 13th – November 13th.
Next up we’ve got Greek artist Andreas Angelidakis who will present a new large-scale immersive artwork, commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, in Paris from now until October 30th. Center for the Critical Appreciation of Antiquity will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Paris and the first artwork commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary to premiere in the city. The exhibition is set to be the artist’s most ambitious to date. The multi-layered installation takes the form of a study centre on antiquity and the modern city and will consist of sculpture, furniture, videos and collages, including columns, ruins, books and scaffolding.
Now, let’s just take a moment to divert from the world of art and get lost in some literature. British luxury fashion house Burberry will be supporting PRIM in the second year of its pop-up bookshop. Spotlighting and amplifying queer Black stories through the power of community, the bookshop and program of events aim to increase access to literature by and about African, Caribbean and Afro-Latinx queer communities. The events will unfold against a backdrop of a bookshop filled with titles covering literature, sports, culture, art and fashion, all of which have been written by Black authors or centre on either African, Caribbean or Afro-Latinx stories. From October 13th, the four-day pop-up bookshop will be accompanied by a full programme of activities curated to show the breadth of creativity within the queer Black community. The pop-up will be held at Unit C, Soames Walk, Greenwich Peninsula.
Finally, we’ve got a quirky new addition to London’s Oxford Street with Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Supermarket. The immersive store features limited edition ICECOLD Supermarket original bottles available for purchase at the perfect serving temperature of -18 degrees. The limited edition bottles feature a new, interactive on-pack promotion that encourages consumers to keep Jägermeister in the freezer to reveal a secret code, which becomes visible only after reaching the optimal chilled temperature. The secret code offers the chance to win more than 1,500 prizes such as e-shop vouchers, branded merchandise and a once in a lifetime European Jägermeister festival experience for four. The ICECOLD supermarket is open from 10am – 6pm today (October 14) at 58 Oxford Street.