Joy Labinjo in conversation with Elena Crippa

Archive Shelf Location 2019M
Publication Date 15 Jan 2020

Artist Joy Labinjo discusses her work with Elena Crippa, Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate.

Joy Labinjo's recent large-scale paintings depict intimate scenes of contemporary family life: a group of people casually lying down on a sofa and chatting after a family gathering, a child and his grandmother posing together in front of the camera, or stolen moments before the official wedding portrait. Taking inspiration from family photographs, Labinjo transcribes her personal imagery into a bright and vibrant composition of colour and patterns. Having grown up in the UK with British-Nigerian heritage, Labinjo questions our idea of belonging and notion of identity. She invites us to rethink it as more fluid constructions taking into consideration both past and present, personal and collective subjectivities.

Speaker Elena Crippa
Format MPEG 4
Related Artist Joy Labinjo
Month January 2020
Related Event Joy Labinjo: Our histories cling to us (19 October 2019 – 23 February 2020)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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