Contemporary art and music can often go hand-in-hand, and with lockdown presenting a great abundance of live online shows to keep us engaged, why not keep that fire burning too?
October Gallery, home of international contemporary art in central London, will be hosting a live interview between its curator, Dee Haughney, and Parisian artist, Alexis Peskine, followed by a hot set from DJ and producer Jamie Rodigan.
Alexis Peskine’s work is rooted in the ‘Black Experience’, having been exhibited throughout Africa, Europe, USA, South America and the Caribbean, and featured in the New York Times and Le Monde.
Son of legendary British reggae broadcaster Sir David Rodigan, Jamie Rodigan was raised with a strong abundance of the genre. But that didn’t stop him from acquiring other influences, with house, garage, rare groove and jungle all shaping his tastes and mixes.
In recent years he has established himself within the dancehall scene, performing at Glastonbury, Outlook, Rototom Reggae Sunsplash and last year paying a visit to the first Boiler Room Festival in London, and has collaborations lined up with Koffee, Runkus, Capleton and Doja Kat.
So tune into October Gallery’s Instagram – @octobergallery – on Friday 24th April at 7:30pm (BST) for a night of artistic conversation and musical action.