Beset with a trail of cancellations due to the pandemic, Tanoa, who won the 2021 Arts Foundation Visual Arts award will be opening her new show ‘A Tower To Say Goodbye’ at the Chelsea Sorting Office, 18 Chelsea Manor Street, London SW3 5UH on the 18th April until the 29th April.
Tanoa Sasraku’s appliquéd, newsprint flags are inspired by the visual and material structure of the Fante Asafo war flags of coastal Ghana, which the artist’s paternal ancestors fabricated in resistance to British colonial rule. Her own flags map personal stories of a life lived in modern Britain, as classroom materials are fused together to create cryptic, ceremonial objects.
The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Visitors are required to have a ticket to attend. You can book an appointment slot via the Eventbrite link here . Tickets are free.
Access to the exhibition is at 18 Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 5UH. Please note that this is a different entrance from previous exhibitions. A conversation with Tanoa Sasraku accompanies the exhibition and is available at the exhibition and on the General Release website.
Face coverings must be worn and social distancing maintained during your visit.