As an artist, activist and author, Faith Ringgold has challenged injustices and prejudices about Afro-American identity for five decades. In a large retrospective exhibition, Bildmuseet presents her paintings, graphics and textile works from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Faith Ringgold grew up during the creative and intellectual era
known as Harlem Renaissance. Throughout her artistic life, she has
been in the centre of contemporary debate, with paintings inspired
by the American civil rights movement and feminism,
as well as with autobiographical textile stories. In her work, she draws inspiration from several visual and cultural sources; early European modernism as well as traditional quilts and their place in the history of slavery.
Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, Harlem, New York) lives in New Jersey, USA, and has been working as an artist since the early 1960s. Ringgold is represented at, for instance, Guggenheim, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This is Faith Ringgold's first retrospective in the Nordic countries. It was initiated by the Serpentine Galleries and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Melissa Blanchflower. For its presentation at Bildmuseet, the exhibition is curated by Anders Jansson.
With support from Fort Knox.