Lubaina Himid. So Many Dreams

Where?
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
When
From 04.11.2022 to 05.02.2023
A major exhibition of the luminous and powerful work of Lubaina Himid (Zanzibar, 1954) offers an overview of the British artist’s output for the first time.
Useful information

Address

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
PLATEFORME 10
1003 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 04.11.2022 to 05.02.2023
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Free admission on the first Saturday of the month
Closed on 25 December and 1 January

Access
CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot
Bus 3, 21, 85: «Lausanne-Gare» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop

More info
The British artist Lubaina Himid is an influential figure in contemporary art, from her central role in the British Black Art movement of the 1980s to her winning the 2017 Turner Prize. Throughout her career, she has unceasingly sought to explore painting’s many possibilities and question the narratives the medium conveys, drawing our attention to the deliberately concealed aspects of history as well as the extraordinary moments of daily life.

The exhibition, initially conceived by Tate Modern in London, has been entirely redesigned for the MCBA, in close collaboration with the artist. Featuring brightly colored paintings, monumental installations, and sound environments, the exhibition unfolds along several narrative threads that address question of places and their history, historical memory and its resurgence in the present, and the transmission of certain stories through color, motifs, and sound. The exhibition galleries are set up like a series of scenes in a play in which visitors are active participants, while the rooms are punctuated with phrases inviting visitors to join in a dialogue with the works on display.

Curated by:
Michael Wellen, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern.
Nicole Schweizer, Curator of contemporary art, MCBA.
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