A major exhibition of Lubaina Himid‘s iridescent and powerful work offers an interesting glimpse of the result until February 05, 2023 at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne.
A major figure in contemporary art, from her central role in the development of Black Art in the 1980s to her winning of the Turner Prize in 2017, Lubaina Himid has continually investigated the potential outcomes of painting while scrutinizing the evidence it conveys. In doing so, she has drawn attention to both parts of history that have been rendered undetectable and uncommon moments of everyday existence.
Dynamic as an artist for over forty years, Lubaina Himid has also been a leading curator, supporting artists in the diaspora. Originally a Wimbledon theater set designer before graduating from college, Lubaina Himid has since developed a powerful body of work whose symbolism draws as much from her experience and training as it does from the history of Western painting and textiles from around the world, her investigation of colonial narratives and their contemporary implications.
Containing brilliantly colored paintings, large installations and sound conditions, Lubaina Himid. The exhibition “So Many Dreams” offers a special chance to discover the degree and depth of her work. The exhibition “So Many Dreams” unfolds along a few narratives that address the theme of tasks and their chronicles, memory and its resurgence in the present, and the transmission of stories through color, pattern and sound.
The narrative is rarely direct or straightforward as Lubaina Himid creates spaces in her works and invites us to examine the place each of the characters depicted has and the place we have as well.
Series of paintings, including “Revenge” created between 1991-1992, “Plan B” in 1999 and “The Rodeur” between 2016-2018 have been brought together in an interesting way, creating a discourse with works from each era. But also installations to question us about the importance of landmarks? about love? or well-being?
An approach for Lubaina Himid to return us through the crystal of the creative mind.