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Sonia Boyce | Talking Presence - card

Postcard relating to an individual, 1988
Published by: Zwemmer’s at the Whitechapel
Year published: 1988

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Amongst Sonia Boyce’s distinctions is that of being the first Black-British artist to have a solo exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery. The exhibition occupied what was then known as the New Gallery and took place 13 May - 26 June 1988. The exhibition was accompanied by this relatively modest but hugely important brochure, and Zwemmer’s at the Whitechapel published this postcard to coincide with the exhibition. The card, A5 size, was of Boyce’s “Talking Presence” drawing and photo-montage of 1988. It was typical of the work in the exhibition, and reflected the changing nature of Boyce’s practice. It was at this time that she decisively began moving away from her pastel drawings, and began to work with photography and collage. As the exhibition’s press release mentioned: “This exhibition presents her most recent collage work, which is consciously less autobiographical in nature than her paintings.”

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»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

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»  Whitechapel Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom