Newsletter: March 2018

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Lubaina Himid, A Fashionable Marriage, 1986 [detail].

Lubaina Himid: Hard Times
Turner Prize winner and Preston-based artist Lubaina Himid chose the title Hard Times in reference to Charles Dickens’ novel, inspired by his visit to Preston during the workers’ Lock-out of 1853. At the heart of the display is A Fashionable Marriage (1987), Himid’s reworking of Hogarth’s painting. Harris Museum, Preston, 2 March to 3 June 2018.

Naha 2012
Photo: Ryuichi Ishikawa.

Ryuichi Ishikawa in conversation with Christine Eyene
An event organised as part of Ryuichi Ishikakwa’s first ever exhibition in the UK. Ishikawa and Eyene discuss the photographer’s inspiration from diverse art forms, including music and dance, his early practice and more recent work, and multifaceted portraiture of his hometown of Okinawa. Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London, Thur 8 March, 6.30-8.30pm.

From Country to Continent: Collecting and Supporting Contemporary Art in Morocco and Beyond, a conversation looking at current projects based in Morocco that support and develop multiple and diverse forms of artistic production both in that country and from the broader African continent. With Touria El Glaoui, Christine Eyene and other speakers tbc. Delfina Foundation, London, Thur 15 March 6.30-8.00pm.

Sonia Boyce: Retrospective

Sonia Boyce Crop Over, 2007, 15′, two-channel video (production still: Mother Sally), collection: Barbados Museum and Historical Society.

Focusing on works from the mid-1990s to the present this retrospective will reflect Sonia Boyce’s move from her earlier drawing and collage that explored her own position as a black British woman, towards more improvised, collaborative ways of working. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, 23 March 2018 – Sunday 22 July 2018.

Julius Eastman at Griffis Sculpture Park, summer 1975. © Chris Rusiniak.

We Have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal – Of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman, a research, exhibition, performance program, 2-day symposium and a book produced by SAVVY Contemporary and MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues. SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 23 March – 6 May 2018.

International Biennial of Casablanca
This 4th edition entitled Tales from Water Margins announced its curatorial committee composed of Dr. Ethel Brooks, Yasmina Naji, Ema Tavola and Françoise Vergès. The call for artist is open until 31 March. The biennial will take place from 27 October to 2 December 2018.
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