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Lubaina Himid Exhibitions

Lubaina Himid is one of the exhibiting artists of the Berlin Biennale curated by Gabi Ngcobo. Her work will also be presented by Hollybush Gardens during Art Basel. Dr Zoe Whitley, curator, International Art, at Tate Modern, spoke to the Turner Prize 2017 winner about  black visibility, historical trauma, and the power of the ordinary in her paintings. Read the interview on Art Basel website. Himid also has two solo shows: Gifts to Kings at Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée (Sérignan, France) until 16 Sept and Our Kisses are Petals at Baltic (Gateshead, UK) until 28 October 2018.  She is also one of the exhibiting artists of Not a Single Story at Nirox Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp, South Africa) until 29 July and A Woman’s Place, Knole House (Kent, UK) until 4 November 2018. Featured image: Lubaina Himid, Ball on Shipboard, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens.    

Hank Willis Thomas & Christine Eyene in conversation

Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including the International Center of Photography, New York; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; Musée du quai Branly, Paris; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, and the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Netherlands. Thomas’s work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. His collaborative projects include Question Bridge: Black Males, In Search Of The Truth (The Truth Booth), and For Freedoms, which was awarded the 2017 ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform. In 2012, Question Bridge: Black Males debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and was selected for the New Media Grant from the Tribeca Film Institute. Thomas is also the recipient of the Guggenheim …

Newsletter: June 2018

As part of the exhibition Lubaina Himid: Gifts to Kings, currently on show at the Regional Museum of Contemporary Art (MRAC – Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée) until 16 September 2018, la Panacée (Montpellier) is hosting a conference on Lubaina Himid by Christine Eyene on Wednesday 6 June at 7pm. La Panacée is also launching its summer programme with two solo exhibitions by POPE.L and Bod and Roberta Smith from 2 June to 26 August. In Germany, the 10th Berlin Biennale entitled We don’t need another hero will be launching on the weekend of 8 June. Curated by Gabi Ngcobo, with a curatorial team composed of Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza, and Yvette Mutumba, the biennial takes place across various venues in Berlin and also includes a number of lectures and performances. For more information, visit: http://www.berlinbiennale.de. In Brussels, a packed programme of activities is currently being prepared at BOZAR including RESIST! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy, a major international exhibition curated by Christine Eyene for the Summer of Photography 2018. In addition to …

Conférence Lubaina Himid à La Panacée

En écho à l’exposition Lubaina Himid: Gifts to Kings présentée au Mrac Occitanie, cette conférence propose de recontextualiser les enjeux du travail de Lubaina Himid. De son émergence dans la mouvance du Black Art anglais des années 1980, à sa pensée féministe, en passant par une remise en question de la représentation de la figure noire dans l’histoire de l’art et la culture contemporaine, cette conférence proposera d’explorer les processus de création, l’esthétique, l’iconographie et l’inspiration derrière l’oeuvre de Lubaina Himid. Au-delà même de son art, il s’agira aussi d’aborder les stratégies employées par Lubaina Himid en tant que curatrice et universitaire, afin de contribuer à une meilleure visibilité des pratiques artistiques généralement sous-représentées ou délibérément ignorées du monde de l’art. S’appuyant sur sa connaissance des histoires de l’art et cultures françaises et anglaises, Christine Eyene s’attachera à dresser un parallèle entre ces deux scènes artistiques, afin de mettre en lumière leurs différences et similarités. Enfin, elle présentera avec des exemples concrêts la manière dont, de concert avec Lubaina Himid, toutes deux s’exercent à faciliter …