Artist and writer Faith Ringgold’s first-ever international solo exhibition has officially opened at London’s Serpentine Galleries. The installation will showcase over 50 of Ringgold’s works, which are known for reflecting topics related to African-American identity and gender inequality.
“Do the work. Do it…Maybe they’ll like it but you have to love it,” Ringgold said in an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director at Serpentine Galleries.
In conjunction with the exhibit, MATCHESFASHION.com also hosted an evening of music and decorated a special room at its #5CarlosPlace location to celebrate the artist and spotlight some of her pieces. The e-commerce platform will also be offering select limited-edition items from Ringgold on its website, including an illustrative Jazz Stories poster and a geometric quilted blanket.
The exhibition is on view now until September 8, 2019.
Earlier this year, Ringgold was honored during Black History Month with a special Alife and Brooklyn Museum poster collaboration.
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Ticket link in bio. Join us on 6 June when pioneering artist, activist, educator and author Faith Ringgold will be in conversation with @hansulrichobrist on the opening day of her first solo exhibition in a European public institution. For more than five decades, Ringgold has consistently challenged perceptions of African American identity and gender inequality through the lenses of the feminist and the civil rights movements. As cultural assumptions and prejudices persist, her work retains its contemporary resonance. • “Do the work. Do it … Maybe they’ll like it but you have to love it.” – Faith Ringgold In May, Faith Ringgold joined @hansulrichobrist, Artistic Director at Serpentine Galleries, to discuss Ringgold’s work. The two spoke at @matchesfashion’s Frieze New York event. Watch the full interview now at #MATCHESFASHION Faith Ringgold’s exhibition at the Serpentine opens 6 June, supported by @matchesfashion @matches_man who will host a reading room an an evening of music at #5CarlosPlace. More info on these events via matchesfashion.com #FaithRinggold
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State Visit from pioneering artist, activist, educator and author Faith Ringgold. Faith will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist to discuss her life and work, Thursday 6 June, 7pm. Book now – link in bio. ‘Our loss was nobody’s gain…I do hope the American people vote [next time] – young people and the ones who don’t vote. If not we will be destroyed.’ – Faith Ringgold speaking today at the launch of her exhibition at the Serpentine.#faithringgold Photo: @mr.sam.talbot
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