Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory





Since 2015 we have worked with the Barbican on a series of books presenting exhibitions in The Curve gallery. Designed with collectability in mind, the series is represented through bold typography and a thoughtful consideration of format and materials. Each new volume is composed of a single case-bound signature documenting new commissions and featuring a brief interview with the artist.

Our 10th book in the series, The Countervailing Theory, presents the first-ever UK commission by the Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, transforming the Curve Gallery into an afro-futurist tale of ancient myth, popular culture and contemporary politics. The fully illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Zadie Smith and a conversation between Lotte Johnson and the artist.