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Exhibition Preview: Lubaina HimidNavigation Charts


Thursday 19 January 2017, 6–9pm


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Exhibition Preview: Thursday 19 January 2017, 6–9pm

Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar, lives and works in Preston) works in painting, drawing, installation and printmaking. A member of the Black Arts Movement of the 1980s, her work is politically critical, tackling questions of race, gender and class. This exhibition draws together paintings and installations from the late 1990s to the present day to consider issues of labour, migration and creativity. It takes place alongside two other major UK presentations of Himid’s work: Invisible Strategies, a simultaneous solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford and The Place is Here, a group show at Nottingham Contemporary which traces conversations between black artists, writers and thinkers in 1980s Britain.

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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.

Modern Art Oxford, Invisible Strategies (21 January to 30 April 2017)

Nottingham Contemporary, The Place is Here (4 February 2017 to 30 April 2017)

Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar, Tanzania) lives and works in Preston, Lancashire.

Supported by
  • Modern Art Oxford
  • Nottingham Contemporary