Tangent Projects, Carrer Marti Codolar 41-43, local 2, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08902, Barcelona, Spain
Curated by Tsering Frykman-Glen
June 3rd – July 15th, in conjunction with Art Nou 2022. Opening reception Friday June 3rd, 18:30 – 20:30h
Essonti must nyongo – Agnes Essonti Luque, performance Friday July 8th, 19h
“Once I heard this phrase somewhere and without knowing it, I already knew what it meant. I thought of artist Neals Niat’s Mapanes Love series and lost myself in his use of pastel colours, banana trees, and words that are so familiar to me that they sound as if someone who knows me well is whispering them in my ear. I had created my own mapane.”
Agnes Essonti Luque’s first solo exhibition in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat offers an intimate space for debate stemming from her ongoing research into the concepts of identity, representation and belonging. Her work connects us and yet at the same time returns us to a reality in which self-representation and the body are at the centre.
For this project, Agnes has chosen to work with images, texts and objects charged with symbolism, thereby immersing us in a sensitive ritual that delves into her memory and at the same time draws on history to deconstruct the narrative of identity.
Agnes Essonti Luque is an Afro-Spanish artist born in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat.