Black Female Artists Are Headlining Exhibitions Throughout London This Summer
July 21, 2019 - Culture Type, Victoria L. Valentine
MORE THAN A DOZEN EXHIBITIONS, most in and around London, are showcasing the work of black female artists this summer. Presented at museums, nonprofits, and commercial galleries, many of the shows are breaking new ground for the artists, who span generations. Faith Ringgold at Serpentine Galleries is making her European institutional solo debut and Deborah Roberts at Stephen Friedman Gallery is presenting her first-ever European solo exhibition. At Victoria Miro Mayfair, Howardena Pindell is showing for the first time in the UK. Claudette Johnson has her first solo institutional show in nearly three decades at Modern Art Oxford (about two hours from London). 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid is featured at Hollybush Gardens and Helen Cammock, who is shortlisted for the 2019 Turner Prize, is presenting her Max Mara Prize exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery. Autograph has exhibitions dedicated to photographers Lola Flash and Maxine Walker. Meanwhile, Liz Johnson Artur’s photographs are on view at South London Gallery. Current exhibitions include the following:
Faith Ringgold @ Serpentine Galleries, London | June 6-Sept. 8, 2019
Serpentine Galleries is presenting Faith Ringgold‘s first solo exhibition at a European institution. A pioneering figure in American art, Englewood, N.J.-based Ringgold’s groundbreaking work confronts racial tensions, social inequality, and gender issues and celebrates African American narratives and cultural figures. This five-decade survey presents paintings, political posters, and story quilts.
Photo Credit: Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
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