Exhibition Histories Talks: Lubaina Himid



Installation view, ‘The Thin Black Line’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1985. Courtesy Lubaina Himid

On 3 March 2016 artist and curator Lubaina Himid will be in conversation with curator, researcher and TrAIN Director, Paul Goodwin to discuss ‘The Thin Black Line’, which took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in 1985, and some of her related exhibition projects from the same period. ‘The Thin Black Line’ was one of a series of exhibitions curated by Himid during the 1980s that brought a new generation of Black female artists to the fore, and both challenged and transformed then-dominant practices of exhibition-making.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Lubaina Himid
Thursday 3 March 2016, 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £9.50 (Concessions £7.50).

To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website:


This event is a collaboration with TrAIN – and the Whitechapel Gallery, London. It is part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.


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