Young Producers X Comuzi

Somerset House’s Young Producers collective presents its inaugural project, DECENTRALISE, a new interactive digital platform exploring the cultural history of Black British art at Somerset House, in collaboration with innovative design studio and Somerset House Studios resident COMUZI and project partners Pinterest, with support from Art Fund. ​​

Launching 16 March 2021, DECENTRALISE allows users to engage virtually with 16 key objects from, and inspired by, Somerset House’s exhibition past, the themes of which span Afro-Nowism, Afrofuturism, Political and Disobedient art, through design, interaction and play.  ​

Delving into Somerset House’s exhibition archive, from the celebrated Get Up, Stand Up Now (2019) and Return of the Rude Boy (2014) to 2026: Utopian Voices Here & Now (2016), the Young Producers have created illustrated objects inspired by some of today’s most pioneering contemporary Black artists and creators including GAIKA, Richard Rawlins, Althea McNish and David Hammons.

By using these objects as materials, users are encouraged to create and build their own artistic creations within the digital resource, as well as explore how the themes of each work relate to the personal and collective experiences of what it means to be Black and British. ​

RELATED EVENT:

Young Producers in conversation with COMUZI 

16 March 2021, 13.00, Streamed event online, Free

To mark the launch of Decentralise, the Young Producers join COMUZI in conversation for a streamed Q&A, giving viewers the chance to meet the Young Producers virtually, as well as hear the inspiration and collaborative journey behind creating the platform throughout lockdown. The event will also demonstrate on how users can create their own works using the site.

The Somerset House Young Producers programme is supported by Art Fund, with additional support for this programme from Pinterest

Young Producers X Comuzi: Decentralise Launching 16 March 2021 Available to Access for Free via: Somersethouse.org.uk/engagement-and-skills/young-producers/comuzi