Female artists have taken over London’s Wembley Park for the outdoor art show Equilibrium, which launches on International Women’s Day and daubs the Spanish Steps in a progressive spectrum of colour and symbols. ‘
The outdoor Wembley Park art trail snakes its way around the 85-acre enclave, with artworks installed in four key locations for Equilibrium. ‘Steps of Change’ by Acrylicize is the centrepiece of the show and coats the Spanish Steps in a ‘pixellated’, pastel-coloured design that connects to the UN’s theme for International Women’s Day 2023 of ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’. Surging arrows and the female symbol celebrate the power of women in the digital sphere.
At Market Square, outdoor photography explores contemporary feminine identity, race and experience with eight large, double-sided light boxes featuring works by Tayo Adekunle, Chi Chi Maté Langlah, Fares Micue and Yasmin Jama.
British-Nigerian artist Adekunle delves into the fetishisation and sexualisation of the Black female body and explores the complexities of multicultural identities with ‘Reclamation of the Exposition’. Meanwhile, Afro-Dutch creative Langlah combines Black beauty aesthetics, textures and African folklore traditions to shine a lens on the history of the Black diaspora in her emotive photographs.
Over in Arena Square, four iconic red phone boxes have given a colourful update by Fiona Grady. Her stained-glass inspired window displays conveys the inherent rhythm of ‘equilibrium’ through the colours of the sunset.
Equilibrium is free to the public and runs from 8 March 2022.‘Equilibrium’ is free to the public and runs from 8 March 2022.