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The Wing Museum

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1989
Published by: Lubaina Himid/Urban Fox/The Elbow Room
Year published: 1989

image of The Wing Museum

Single sheet A4 portrait (folded in half into a landscape card)/black print on red paper/produced by the artist Lubaina Himid to accompany the touring exhibition, The Wing Museum.

Title: The Wing Museum
Artist: Lubaina Himid

Inside the front panel is a text written by the artist - an extract from the text: “Not only is 1989 the bicentenary of the French revolution and the tercentenary of he Bill of Rights (refer to the £2 coin) but it is also Museum Year. The British Museum in London is a showroom for stolen goods. ”The Ballad of the Wing is the contemporary manifestation of The Wing Museum; the touring section. The museum itself is now closing down due to lack of funding but for some centuries now it has existed in a number of locations - wherever seemed most appropriate. Over the years gifts have been made, of ceramics, furniture, paintings, drawings, souvenirs of great events. The Wing Museum is there to record important moments in Black creativity but it also serves as a reminder that unless we recognise this brilliance we will be trapped.”
There are 2 credits: “Audio visuals supplied by Urban Fox ltd” and on the reverse panel “This space sponsored by The Elbow Room.”

Related people

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Chisenhale Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom