Victoria and Albert Museum London 2007
The bi-centenary of the parliamentary abolition of the British slave trade took place in 2007. To commemorate this landmark year, not just in British history but in human history, the V&A held number of activities throughout the year.
Lubaina Himid Professor of Contemporary Art at University of Central Lancashire and painter (b.1954, Zanzibar, Tanzania) focuses on issues of history and identity, in particular the creative strategy needed to achieve a sense of belonging.
Her work, based on exchanges of ideas and memories, is in the permanent collections of Tate and the V&A. She is represented by Peg Alston New York. The artist has chosen the particular groupings of each of the ‘Naming the Money’ figures on display.
Selected images from Uncomfortable Truths at the Victoria & Albert Museum: