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Sokari Douglas Camp CBE @ October Gallery
16 June 2022 - 23 July 2022
Jonkonnu Masquerade, is an exhibition of new works by Sokari Douglas Camp CBE that explores the masquerade of ‘Jonkonnu’ both within its Caribbean context and that of the broader African diaspora.
The sculptures are a heady mix of outlandish characters who trace the overlapping links between still-surviving African masquerades, Caribbean carnival traditions and their most recent incarnation on the streets of London’s Notting Hill Carnival. In these exhilarating new works, Sokari Douglas Camp pays homage to the ‘carnival spirit’, as her steel sculptures playfully combine different elements from the interrelated worlds of imaginative masquerades, festival processions and carnival parades.