About the Artwork

The two-part metal sculpture titled The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, which borrows its name from the Gill Scott Heron song of the 1970s and The Black Panthers slogan, depicts profiles of two abstracted figures facing one another, frozen in a perpetual stand-off.

Their bent lines, which mimic the 2D aspect of a drawing, stand upright, creating this thin wall-like sculpture that echoes a city gate, which one can walk around and through. When the artist made them right before the pandemic, he desired to create a public reminder of the constant oppression exerted on minorities and indigenous peoples and yet a call for resistance against social injustices everywhere.

Year: 2020

Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin


Lacquered Steel


165 x 145 x 8 cm, 158 x 106 x 8 cm

Artist Biography

Rafael D'Aló

Rafael D’Aló is a Brazilian visual artist who lives and works in London. D'Aló's practice is articulated through the juxtaposition of various media; research on migratory histories, trade, language and urban development guide this practice. Rafael D'Aló graduated from the New School in New York, where he studied Cinema and Fine Art. In 2020 Rafael completed his MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. In March 2022, Rafael had his first UK solo presentation at V.O. Curations in Mayfair. In June 2022, Rafael curated the exhibition 'If I Were You' at the Kupfer Project, in Hackney, with artists whose works reflected on the body and the contrasting realities of Rio de Janeiro.