On view at Tate Britain | LUBAINA HIMID

Lubaina Himid, The Carrot Piece, 1985, Acrylic paint on plywood, wood and cardboard, and string, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, and Hollybush Gardens, London

LUBAINA HIMID in Women in Revolt! and The State We're In
Tate Britain, London
London SW1P 4RG

Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990
November 8, 2023 – April 7, 2024

Himid's 1985 work The Carrot Piece is now on view in Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain.

Women in Revolt! brings together a wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, film and photography. It explores and reflects on issues and events such as: the British Women’s Liberation movement, the fight for legal changes impacting women, maternal and domestic experiences, Punk and independent music, Greenham Common and the peace movement, the visibility of Black and South Asian Women Artists, Section 28 and the AIDs pandemic.

This exhibition is the first of its kind – a major survey of feminist art by over 100 women artists working in the UK. It explores how networks of women used radical ideas and rebellious methods to make an invaluable contribution to British culture. Through their creative practices, women’s liberation was forged against the backdrop of extreme social, economic and political change.

The State We're In, 2000-Now
Main Floor | Room 28

Himid’s 2021 painting H.M.S. Calcutta is now on view at the Tate Britain in a group presentation of works titled “The State We’re In 2000-Now.”

From Artforum:

“In one corner, The State We’re In, A, 2015, a huge photograph of the Atlantic Ocean by Wolfgang Tillmans, hangs next to Lubaina Himid’s H.M.S. Calcutta, 2021, a reimagining of James Tissot’s 1876 painting of the same name. Himid replaces Tissot’s three white figures with two black women in colorful modern dress, the waves beyond them choppy and rough, like those that dominate Tillmans’s inkjet print, with just a slim horizontal of gray sky visible above the dark waters. In both works, the vastness of the sea, its long horizon, beckons, overwhelms, terrifies, dazzles, promises—what? Something we’re looking for, something we still can’t see. A country fluid and in flux, an island nation defined in so many ways by the tides, real and conceptual, that ebb and flow around it.”


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