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Model Kesewa Aboah launches digital exhibition to support struggling artists

Her Show of Support exhibition will feature works by some of the world’s most renowned creatives

Model and artist Kesewa Aboah has launched a new digital showcase featuring pieces by some of the most renowned creatives working today, including Tim Walker, Juergen Teller and Nan Goldin. The virtual exhibition, entitled Show of Support, will raise funds to help provide vital support for the most vulnerable during the current crisis, including young artists and essential non-profit organisations.

Untitled by David Sims (2013)
Untitled by David Sims, 2013

Created in collaboration with up-and-coming curator Ben Broome, the showcase is running from now until 15 May and has pulled together pieces from some of the world’s top artists and photographers, as well as many of art’s most exciting young stars, including Kesewa herself. The exhibition makes for an eclectic mix, with a signed photograph by Tim Walker sitting alongside a hand printed nature scene by model Alice Dellal and a giclee print by Juergen Teller.

“Lily McMenamy” by Juergen Teller (2016)
Lily McMenamy by Juergen Teller, 2016

The duo have managed to pull the showcase together over just the last couple of weeks, and have persuaded over 100 artists to take part – no mean feat in the middle of a global pandemic. All the profits raised by the sales will be split equally, with 50% going to support vulnerable creatives and 50% to provide critical funds for three charities helping those most affected by the pandemic: Women’s AID, The Self-Evident Truths Project and Covid Bail out NYC. The show has already raised over £30,000, and expects to raise much more over the coming days.

King For A Day by Kesewa Aboah 2020
King For A Day by Kesewa Aboah, 2020
Kitty Rice Bearded Iris 2020
Kitty Rice Bearded Iris, 2020
Lea Marcaccini Untitled 2020
Lea Marcaccini Untitled, 2020

Hailing from fashion royalty – her mother is the renowned British booking agent Camilla Lowther OBE – it seems that Kesewa is following in the footsteps of her activist older sister Adwoa Aboah, who recently released her own campaign in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, #CopingTogether, which aims to tackle mental health issues and the loneliness of self-isolation by bringing people together online through art and poetry.

Enrique Badulescu Kate Intulum 1994
Enrique Badulescu, Kate Intulum, 1994

‘Show of Support’ is running until Friday 15 May
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