Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Remain, Thriving, 2018

As part of a new programme celebrating the heritage (and perilous future) of the Brixton Murals, Njideka Akunyili Crosby has unveiled her own contemporary take on the medium, installed at the entrance to Brixton tube station in London. This immense mural—commissioned by Art on the Underground—draws on Akunyili Crosby’s own experience, through a distinctly British lens. She mined material from the Black Cultural Archives to depict a living room inhabited by a fictitious family who are descendents of the Windrush Generation. The room is filled with nods to local history, including portraits of poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and activist Olive Morris.