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Portrait of a man

Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

Finely hatched ink line drawings of a group of abstract shapes.

Exhibition: Worlds Within

Fri 2 June - Fri 7 July

Alison Richard Building

Artworks often afford glimpses into the inner worlds of others: the forms and textures that populate artists’ minds. While some of the artists in this show describe their creative process as an imperfect replication of these inner landscapes, others emphasise the material qualities of the objects they make, and how these gradually percolate into their consciousness along with the ideas they receive from the world around them. The outcome may be unexpected, and imperfectly known in advance; the worlds sensed must first be made in order to be understood, through a process of trial and error that is always subject to material constraints.

This exhibition forms part of an ethnographic research project in which seven contemporary artists and makers from Osaka, Japan, engaged in a year-and-a-half-long exchange with Cambridge University anthropologist Iza Kavedžija, sharing details of their creative practices through conversations, studio visits, and a variety of diary formats. By engaging with their artworks alongside the stories of their creation, visitors are invited to reflect on the intersections of inner and outer worlds.

Join us for an exhibition preview and artist talks by Kaori Yoshikawa & Makoto Morimura on Friday 2 June from 17:30, followed by a reception in the atrium.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Judith Weik Website Email: jw571@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 760 488


In person

9:00am-7:00pm on weekdays from Friday 2 June until Friday 16 June

9:00am-5:00pm on weekdays from Monday 19 June until Friday 7 July

All times

Fri 2 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 5 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 6 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 7 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 8 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 9 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 12 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 13 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 14 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 15 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 16 June 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 19 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 26 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 30 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 3 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 4 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 5 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 6 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 7 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Address: Alison Richard Building
All floors
7 West Road
United Kingdom
Email: jw571@cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 760 488