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Jan 20 - Mar 26, 2017 FINAL WEEK
Lubaina Himid was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement in Britain in the 1980s, which offered a forum for black artists exploring the social and political issues surrounding black history and identity.
Spike Island’s exhibition — a collaboration with Modern Art Oxford and Nottingham Contemporary — focuses on migration, labour and creativity, longstanding concerns for Himid. Anchored by Naming the Money (2004), a spectacular installation of 100 life-size, painted figures that has been shown only once before in its entirety, the presentation brings into dialogue major works from the past 25 years, honing in on Himid’s theatrical use of cut-outs, colour and pattern.

Apr 8 - Jun 18, 2017
Giles Round is an artist whose work engages with design and functionality. Incorporating architecture, ceramics, furniture design, print and typography, his approach is best described as a way of working. For his exhibition at Spike Island, Round will draw on his experience as an exhibition designer to theatricalise museum systems of display and mediation often rendered as functionally invisible.

Apr 8 - Jun 18, 2017
Private view Fri Apr 7 6pm - 9pm
Spike Island presents a solo exhibition by artist, cultural activist and filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman. Her work documents lives and stories of coexistence and resistance in precarious times; from encounters with the street dogs of Istanbul and the citizens who care for them, to the long drawn-out closure of the East London housing estate where the artist once lived and whose residents she filmed over seven years. Zimmerman is co-founder of the artists’ collective Fugitive Images and the filmmaking collective Vision Machine.


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