On view at The Contemporary Austin | LUBAINA HIMID: Make Do and Mend

Lubaina Himid, Bitter Battles, 2023. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 72 x 72 x 1 3/8 inches (183 x 183 x 3.5 cm)

LUBAINA HIMID: Make Do and Mend
Mar 1 – Jul 21, 2024

The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center
700 Congress Ave,
Austin, TX 78703

​Self-described as a painter, cultural activist, witness, storyteller, and historian, LUBAINA HIMID has been an especially influential figure within the British Black arts movement in the 1980s and a champion of women artists through her role as a teacher, curator, critic, and organizer. Lubaina Himid: Make Do and Mend debuts two new bodies of work created specifically in response to the context of the Jones Center at The Contemporary Austin.

Lubaina Himid: Make Do and Mend is organized at The Contemporary Austin by Alex Klein, Head Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Julie Le, Assistant Curator. The exhibition will travel to The FLAG Art Foundation, New York in September 2024. An exhibition catalog co-published by The Contemporary, FLAG, and Dancing Foxes Press is forthcoming in 2025.

For more information, please visit the exhibition website.


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