Central to Zak Ové’s work is the notion of belonging. Of white Irish and black Trinidadian descent, raised in London, Ové’s visits to Trinidad were a revelation, awakening his interest in the Trinidadian carnival – a mode of resistance and a way of memorializing a lost African culture and mythology for a diasporic people.
In this Majlis Talk, Ové discusses his first solo exhibition in the Middle East, Star Liner, with Lawrie Shabibi co-founder, Will Lawrie. The two talk about Ové's artistic practice, including his use of materials and the themes that run throughout his work.
This talk took place on 22 March during Art Week at Alserkal Avenue.