Lubaina Himid -Thin Black Line(s)

…a conceptual reframing of the image of black and Asian women themselves.

Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid, one of the artists in COTTON:Global Threads, has curated a current exhibition in Tate Britain entitled Thin Black Line(s). The BP Focus room is part of a series of Tate collection displays which highlight key themes, artists and periods in British art – in this case, three seminal exhibitions from the 1980′s curated by Himid form the inspiration for the display.

The show features works from Tate and items on loan, reflecting the groundbreaking work of a group of women artists, as Himid states ‘these works repositioned the black female presence from the margins to the centre of debates about representation and art making’.

Thin Black Line(s) gallery view, from

Thin Black Line(s) gallery view, from

There is still time to catch the show if you happen to find yourself in London, which is on display until the 18th of March 2012.

Himid has an interesting site, ‘Colour Code‘ with a section documenting the development of the exhibition with curator Paul Goodwin, and cataloguing some of the artists’ current projects.

collage, Lubaina Himid

collage, Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid’s striking kanga-inspired paintings paired with collaged women ‘owners’ are on display as part of COTTON: Global Threads at the Whitworth Gallery. You can hear Himid speak about her work and artistic process in an interview with Liza Lemsatef Cunningham.


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