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Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies
4 January 2017
Invisible Strategies the first major survey exhibition by British artist Lubaina Himid, taking place at Modern Art Oxford. Himid is one of the pioneers of the British Black Arts Movement, she first came to prominence in the 1980s when she began organising exhibitions of work by her peers, whom she felt were under-represented in the contemporary art scene. Himid’s work challenges the stereotypical depictions of black figures in art history, foregrounding the contribution of the African diaspora to Western culture.
Invisible Strategies brings together a wide range of Himid’s paintings from the 1980s to the present day, as well as sculptures, ceramics and works on paper. Containing many works shown for the first time in decades alongside pieces never-before seen in a public gallery, this exhibition aims to highlight Himid’s consistently thought-provoking and distinctive visual style.
The exhibition will be showing from 20 January – 30 April and the gallery opening times are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm.