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Exhibition Tour: Lubaina Himid, led by Dr Elizabeth Robles
Sat 25 March 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
Dr Elizabeth Robles leads a tour looking at the way diverse histories — personal, social, economic and art histories — converge and diverge in the work of Lubaina Himid.
About the exhibition
Lubaina Himid Navigation Charts (20 January to 26 March 2017)
Lubaina Himid was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement in Britain in the 1980s, which offered a forum for black artists exploring the social and political issues surrounding black history and identity.
Spike Island’s exhibition — a collaboration with Modern Art Oxford and Nottingham Contemporary — focuses on migration, labour and creativity, longstanding concerns for Himid. Anchored by Naming the Money (2004), a spectacular installation of 100 life-size, painted figures that has been shown only once before in its entirety, the presentation brings into dialogue major works from the past 20 years, honing in on Himid’s theatrical use of cut-outs, colour and pattern.
About Dr Elizabeth Robles
Dr. Elizabeth Robles teaches History of Art and the University of Bristol and Bath Spa University. Her research is rooted in an interest in re-centering the visual and the art historical within discourses around the intersections of race, gender and representation.