Toyin Ojih Odutola’s A Countervailing Theory @ The barbican

The fictional narrative underpinning A Countervailing Theory, as Odutola describes on a plaque at the end of the exhibition, is that the forty chalk, charcoal and pastel images showcased in the exhibition are actually ‘life-size scans’ of pictorial markings found in a black shale rock deposit in Riyom, Plateau State, Nigeria.

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