Explore the work of contemporary artists concerned with representations of race, ethnicity and identity
As an artist, curator and academic, Himid been active to show the contribution black artists have made to the visual arts in the UK, while creating a powerful body of work over decades that looks at the legacies of slavery, the visual arts of the Black Diaspora and issues relating to black representation.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby draws on the tradition of classical academic painting in order to represent family portraits and domestic scenes from her home life in Nigeria and America. She says, “I feel like I’m taking this Western visual language I inherited, just as African writers inherited English, and I’m trying to make a new version of it so it speaks to another place.”
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