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The Thin Black Line ICA catalogue 1985

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1985
Published by: ICA
Year published: 1985

image of The Thin Black Line ICA catalogue 1985

A4 portrait softcover publication/monochrome image with blue text on thick gloss card/monochrome text and illustrations throughout/unpaginated/produced by the gallery to accompany an exhibition

Title: The Thin Black Line, subtitled: An exhibition selected by Lubaina Himid, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Each page is devoted to an individual artist, divided in half (lengthways) to allow for a statement by the artist, an image and CV.

From the foreword on the inside cover: “All eleven artists in this exhibition are concerned with the politics and realities of being Black Women. We will debate upon how and why we differ in our creative expression of these realities. Our methods vary individually from satire to storytelling, from timely vengeance to careful analysis, from calls to arms to the smashing of stereotypes. We are claiming what is ours and making ourselves visible. We are eleven of the hundreds of creative Black Women in Britain. We are here to stay.”

Several years later, the catalogue was reprinted, in a different format, by Urban Fox Press.

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»  Brenda Patricia Agard

Born, 1961. Died, 2012

»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Chila Kumari Singh Burman

Born, 1958 in Liverpool, England

»  Jennifer Comrie

Born, 1964 in Leeds, England

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Claudette Johnson

Born, 1959 in Manchester. England

»  Ingrid Pollard

Born, 1953 in Georgetown, Guyana

»  Veronica Ryan

Born, 1956 in Plymouth, Montserrat

»  Marlene Smith

Born, 1964 in Birmingham, England

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

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»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom