Zarina Bhimji: Lead White

Zarina Bhimji: Lead White
Library Shelf Location 18.BHIM
Publication Date 2018

Lead White is the culmination of a ten-year-long investigation by renowned British artist Zarina Bhimji, conducted over multiple continents, delving into national archives to source objects and ephemera that together document and interrogate ‘the legacies of the powerful and the monumental’. Carefully researched, photographed and curated, and combining digital technology with traditional craft, Lead White explores the idea of the archive – how photographs and maps, official stamps and white cotton ribbons, lists and handwritten letters in coloured ink create narratives and enforce institutional ideologies. Bhimji draws parallels between Lead White and a musical score, its repetition of words and textures creating a cacophony of sound and motion, through which she draws attention to language, gestures, light and shadows to comment on the culture of power. Accompanied by a series of evocative texts by the artist herself, and essays by curator Ann Gallagher and Professor M. Neelika Jayawardane, giving invaluable insights into Bhimji’s project and working methods, Lead White is a profound and poetic meditation on ‘legality, power and beauty’.


ISBN 9781912122189
Quantity 1
Pages 192 Pages, 240mm x 165 mm
Authors M. Neelika Jayawardane, Ann Gallagher
Format Paperback
Publisher Heni Publishing, London
Related Artist Zarina Bhimji
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Archives, maps
Artist's Nationality Ugandan, Asian
Language English

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