Unveiling “CHAiNZ”: An Artistic Exploration of Black Identity and Healing

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In a thought-provoking journey through the lens of art, photographer Christian Emanuel and filmmaker Rem Conway have joined forces to bring us “CHAiNZ,” a compelling exhibition that delves into the complex layers of Black identity, generational trauma, and the healing power of dialogue.


Christian Emanuel, known for his remarkable works displayed at prestigious venues such as the Southbank Centre’s ‘Reframe: The Residency Exhibition,‘ and galleries including Sotheby’s, Museum of Creativity, Project Ability, and The New Art Gallery Walsall, has once again teamed up with acclaimed filmmaker and producer Rem Conway, recognized for his work on productions like “Sex Education,”Riches,” and “My Name Is Leon.” Together, they have created a body of photographic artworks that beautifully intersect with the themes explored in Rem’s poignant short film, “CHAiNZ.


“CHAiNZ” is more than just an exhibition; it’s a conversation starter. It addresses crucial topics that often remain unspoken within the Black community. While the awareness of slavery and its enduring effects is undeniable, this collaboration takes a unique perspective. It shines a light on the subconscious conflicts experienced by Black men and seeks to mend the damaged relationships through dialogue and open conversation.


Rem Conway’s vision for “CHAiNZ” is to portray the weight of generational trauma within the Black community, illustrating how it can inadvertently perpetuate through conflict and aggression when viewed from a monocultural perspective. Conway states, “There was a desire to create something that showed the weight of generational trauma within the Black community and how it can sometimes be passed down through conflict and aggression through a monocultural perspective.”


This groundbreaking event is set to showcase a powerful collection of art, photography, and film across both cinema and theatre spaces. It’s a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a profound exploration of identity and healing through the medium of visual art. The event will also include a Q&A session with the creative team, moderated by the distinguished BBC radio presenter Nikki Tapper.


Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this transformative experience. Join us at this free event, where “CHAiNZ” promises to challenge preconceptions, inspire meaningful conversations, and leave a lasting impact on all who attend.


Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, October 6, 2023

  • Time : 6:15pm

  • Venue: MAC Midlands Art Centre

  • Booking Information: Link

  • Age Recommendation: 15+

  • Director: Rem Conway

  • Year of Release: 2023


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