CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux opens an exhibition by Lubaina Himid

CAPC’s 2019 programme concludes with an exhibition by the 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid centred on the presentation in the nave of her seminal installation Naming the Money (2004). A key work in the career of the British artist, it consists of nearly one hundred life-size painted plywood cut-outs that bring to life African servants depicted in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European court paintings. A figurehead of the Black Arts movement in 1980s Britain, Himid has been developing a multifaceted œuvre across four decades in which she combines artmaking, curating, archiving and teaching to explore the marginalisation of the black diaspora in contemporary society. By removing the protagonists of Naming the Money from contexts in which they were instrumentalised as signifiers of their masters’ wealth and

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