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The Thin Black Line - City Limits

Review relating to an exhibition, 1985
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1985

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Single sheet A4 portrait/original clipping taken from magazine stuck onto white paper with sellotape/monochrome type with colour image on newsprint

Title: The Thin Black Line
Author: Nigel Pollitt
Source: City Limits, 22-28 November 1985 - no page ref
Article contains an image with the following credit: ‘Illustrated: Sutapa Biswas’.

Preview for the exhibition, The Thin Black Line at the ICA from the text: “’My work is a mixture of humour, fury, celebration and optimism depending upon your health, your wealth, your colour and gender’ says artist-selector Lubaina Himid in the catalogue accompanying The Thin Black Line. She could be speaking for all eleven black women artists who’ve made it to the ICA in what must be record time for an institution that usually prefers international reputation to contemporary bite. Like Sutapa Biswas’ The Only Good Indian, which I wouldn’t advise Leon Brittan to see unless his heart is strong.”

Related people + view all 11

»  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

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom