Evan Ifekoya: A Score, A Groove, A Phantom, A Congregation

18 Jan - 23 Feb - De Appel, Amsterdam
€5 (doorsale) - Free for members

Evan Ifekoya’s exhibition draws you into a flux of different voices, by bringing together two of the artist’s recent projects: Ritual Without Belief, and the ongoing, A Score, A Groove, A Phantom. Striking the viewer with the works’ incorporation of many various forms of art such as installation and performance, Ifekoya present us with their take on subjects of polyvocality and subjectivity.

Ritual Without Belief  comprises an extended sound work and installation, showcasing vocal samples of different textures and recording techniques, all resulting in a creation of contrasting moods. The blue sky thinking project, is being described by the artist as ‘a black queer algorithm across generations, locations and political affiliations’. A Score, A Groove, A Phantom presents a multi-sensory environment of queer nightlife props, using it as an archive of testimonies on blackness, sociality and trauma. With this presentation, their work is being particularly placed in the context of black queer resistance in The Netherlands.

Evan Ifekoya’s exhibition is a part of de Appel’s, 3 MOVEMENTS, a programme showcasing a sequence of events and art exhibitions with music and sound as its core. The programme, along with featuring Ifekoya’s work, includes Ben Russel’s It Is Here/This Will Last Forever, and an evening with a music persona, Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles.