A two-part workshop at the V&A and The Showroom in collaboration with Project ALCHEMY
Starting with a special tour of the Islamic Middle East collections at the V&A led by artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos, there will be space to explore connections and contrasts between the artwork and objects on display in relation to the contemporary subject matter and visual language of Navine G. Khan-Dossos' exhibition There Is No Alternative at The Showroom. With a focus on issues surrounding shared experiences of the UK government's pre-crime policies, the group will travel together from South Kensington to The Showroom for lunch, followed by a participatory afternoon viewing of the exhibition.
The session at The Showroom will include opportunities to contribute to the wall paintings in the space alongside Navine, critically responding to the graphic design strategies that are being used to communicate the Prevent policy across the UK today; as well as to read from the research archive on display as part of the exhibition, and creatively respond by adding your own comments and notes.
Lunch at The Showroom will be free and created with the support of Project ALCHEMY. Conversation and convivial exchange will be encouraged by the inclusion of infusions of mint tea, with extra fuel supplied by artisan brewed coffee (caffeinated + decaffeinated) plus watermelon slices to refresh.
Image: Navine G. Khan-Dossos, There Is No Alternative, 2019. Installation view, The Showroom. Photo: Dan Weill Photography