A new exhibition showcasing modern and contemporary artwork by a number of celebrated and lesser well-known female artists opens at the Waterhall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 27 January 2014.
‘For the Record’ includes a range of artworks spanning the 20th century to the present day, including works from Birmingham Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Collection and loans from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition explores themes of preservation, tradition, documentation and recording across a wide range of media including portraiture, landscape, sculpture and installation as well as timely issues concerning womanhood and identity politics. The exhibition also includes new works by West Midlands-based artists Faye Claridge and Barbara Walker.
Lisa Beauchamp, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Birmingham Museums Trust comments: “We are delighted to be able to showcase the work of some incredible female artists in this exhibition and to celebrate the reopening of the Waterhall Gallery. Incorporating works by artists such as Ana Maria Pacheco, Mary Kelly, Emmy Bridgwater, Alice Channer and Turner-prize nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, we hope this exhibition will open up an interesting dialogue between these artists and showcase the strength and diversity of Birmingham’s collections alongside some stand-out loans from the Arts Council Collection. It is great for our visitors to be able to explore more of these amazing works.”
‘For the Record’ includes work in a variety of mediums including; exquisite tempera on panel paintings by Estella Canziani; prints by iconic artists such as Louise Bourgeois; and sculpture by Barbara Hepworth.