Institute of Contemporary Arts
London SW1Y 5AH
February 3 – April 12, 2015
A solo show by the Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen, entitled Pikin Slee, opened at the ICA in London earlier this month. The exhibition is primarily focused on a body of work from 2013 that she produced in the Surinamese village of the same name.
"My memories of Africa have always played a major role in my life and in my work. I guess that’s because they filled my very first consciousness. It’s in my spine, my blueprint so to speak. When I returned back from Kenya, all I knew was my life there, so Holland seemed very strange and new to me. Now that I’ve travelled so much in Africa over the past 12 years, my ideas about the continent and about myself in relation to it, have changed of course. But it’s a continuous journey, both in the inside world and the outside world. My work is a reflection of that journey."