Tate Britain displays art of Khadija Saye in memory of Grenfell Tower

first_imgIn memory of Khadija Saye and all who lost their lives at #Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Sothiou, 2017. Now on display at @Tate Britain. pic.twitter.com/640pzG0VYi— Tate Collectives (@TateCollectives) June 20, 2017 A sign at the Tate says “Sothiou is from a group of works by Khadija Saye under the title Dwelling: In This Space We Breathe, which is included in the Disapora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale until 26 November 2017.”A fund will be set up in Khadija’s name and for more information or if you would like to make a donation please go to justgiving.com/khadija-saye-memorial-fund”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The work of promising young artist Khadija Saye, who died in the Grenfell Tower blaze, is being displayed at the Tate Britain.Ms Saye had just produced her first major body of work, and it is so impressive that, according to her friend David Lammy MP, she had just met with a prestigious gallery owner the day before her death.She was on the cusp of recognition before she perished along with her mother Mary Mendy in the blaze which raged in the tower block.Her work is currently on display at the Venice Biennale, and now at the Tate Britain. It’s been a real journey, but mama, I’m an artist exhibiting in Venice and the blessings are abundant! pic.twitter.com/FkH4cjLjYa— Khadija Saye (@Saye_Photo) May 10, 2017 When her work was displayed in Venice, Khadija Saye, who worked out of her and her mother’s 20th floor flat, jubilantly tweeted: “It’s been a real journey, but mama, I’m an artist exhibiting in Venice and the blessings are abundant!” The Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak had tweeted Maria Balshaw, who is the new director of the Tate  suggest the art gallery display her work.She replied:  “Our thoughts are with everyone who knew her.”We will be marking her creativity by showing one of her works at Tate Britain next week.” last_img

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