London, UK – new solo show by Hamishi Farah

Hamishi Farah’s first UK solo exhibition – London UK – is now open at Arcadia Missa until 30 August 2023.

The gallery contains 3 paintings, Roberto Cavalli, Beyoncé, & Whale, and a letter from a London legal firm on behalf of their client seeking to colonise or reappropriate the physical body of Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.

The work in this exhibition proceeds from an assumption that the elliptical thrust that animated the development of conceptual art practice stems from a libidinal attempt to recover and make into surplus the structure of loss expended by the deracinated art object (née cultural artifact), as an immaterial effect of coloniality.

In this exhibition Hamishi Farah offers readily available images of celebrities and animals for audiences to consume and respond to.

Born in 1991, Hamishi Farah is an artist who focuses primarily on the limitations of conceptual, critical, and socially reflective painting in institutional, off-site, and commercial spaces.

Hamishi Farah is the author of Airport Love Theme, a graphic novel published by Book Works as part of the Contact series, edited by Hannah Black. Order it here.

London, UK – new solo show by Hamishi Farah; ; January 1970; | Commission: Contact Artist: Farah, Hamishi; Editor: Black, Hannah; | Publisher: Book Works: | Designer: Claude D’Avoine