Preview: Thursday 19 January 2016, 6–9pm
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.
Lubaina Himid’s exhibition is supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring fund. Alongside the exhibition at Spike Island, Himid’s work is also presented at Modern Art Oxford and Nottingham Contemporary. Works from the exhibitions will later tour to firstsite, Colchester and Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.
Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar, Tanzania) lives and works in Preston, Lancashire.
Plus d’informations: http://www.spikeisland.org.uk/events/exhibitions/lubaina-himid-2017/