Scenes of Exchange, 2018

Toyin Ojih OdutolaScenes of Exchange (2018), collection of drawings

Scenes of Exchange is a series of charcoal and pastel drawings describing the presence of West Africa in Italy through episodes of daily life. These intimate scenes highlight and give value to seemingly hidden associations, primarily based on trade, objects, ideas, and travellers through connections that foster exchange, making a tribute to Palermo’s cosmopolitan history. Scenes of Exchange offers public and private perspectives through portraits that reveal to us the great potential that can discovered by observing those who are ordinarily misunderstood and ignored.