BMW and Art Basel tackle identity, migration and the slave route

‘An intercontinental and multinational geography describing the circulation of ideas between Africa, Europe and the Americas,’ is how Jamal Cyrus describes the concept behind his latest work-in-progress. The Houston-based artist is exploring areas of the United States, Europe, Africa and Latin America – tracing the migration of slaves and assessing their cultural impact along their journey on their past, present and future homes. His final research project will become the next BMW Art Journey – the annual scheme with Art Basel established three years ago as a way of discovering and supporting interesting and emerging global artists. I caught up with Cyrus earlier this week on the London-leg of his journey to find out more. Read the full interview here.

All images © Jamal Cyrus for Inman Gallery

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