Iconic American Artist Faith Ringgold Lands in London With a Powerful Show at the Serpentine
June 6, 2019 - Newsweek, Paula Froelich
The multi-media artist Faith Ringgold is expanding her wings to London in a retrospective of her work - her first exhibition outside of America – skewering the American dream with a powerful, unflinching perspective on African-Americans turbulent history.
The retrospective at the famed Serpentine Galleries spans her entire 50-year career and is open to the public from June 6 to September 8, 2019. It includes paintings, quilts, and political posters made during the Black Power movement of the 1960 -70s.
The Guardian noted in its review, "Whether on canvas, paneled quilts or in children's books, Faith Ringgold is a storyteller. This concise retrospective at Serpentine sprints through almost 50 years of strong and precisely considered works. All contribute to Ringgold's grander enterprise, in which narrative is deployed as a powerful force, taking back histories and suggesting alternatives to the status quo."
Born in Harlem, New York in 1930, Ringgold's iconic quilts date from the early 1980s and touch on the history of African-Americans and emphasizes the importance of family, roots, and artistic collaboration, while creating a narrative that denounces racism and discrimination within today's society.
Photo Credit: Grace Matthews
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