Neneh Cher­ry and Andi Oliv­er on cook­ing and friendship

We speak to the artists, curators and collaborators involved in Somerset House’s groundbreaking exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now.

Through­out the course of this week, we’ll be shar­ing audio sto­ries from the artists, cura­tors and col­lab­o­ra­tors cur­rent­ly show­ing at Som­er­set House’s mega new exhi­bi­tion, Get Up, Stand Now.

Cel­e­brat­ing over 100 black cre­atives – in medi­ums span­ning fine art, film, pho­tog­ra­phy, fash­ion and more – it makes for a mon­u­men­tal moment for the black com­mu­ni­ty, hon­ing in on expe­ri­ences from the post-war era to the present day. The inter­dis­ci­pli­nary artists show­ing include Horace Ové, Has­san Haj­jaj, Mowalo­la Ogun­le­si, Peter Doig and Steve McQueen, offer­ing a mul­ti-sen­so­ry expe­ri­ence from artists who have helped break the bound­aries for black art globally.

Fol­low­ing their culi­nary, cre­ative and musi­cal WADAL­DI Day and Night event held at Som­er­set House on the week­end, best friends Neneh Cher­ry and Andi Oliv­er dis­cuss on the impor­tance of cook­ing, start­ing with the work of renowned African-Amer­i­can chef Edna Lewis.

Wadadli Days and Nights with Andi Oliver and Neneh Cherry © Somerset House

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