16 November 2019 – 23 February 2020 Frans Hals Museum
This presentation at the Frans Hals Museum marks Lubaina Himid’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands (on view at location Hal of the museum). The Grab Test is the title of the exhibition as a whole, as well as for the new work Himid created for the Frans Hals Museum: a monumental work for which Himid painted on Dutch wax cloths.
The artist created this work in dialogue with the seventeenth-century damasks from the collection of the Frans Hals Museum (on view at location Hof of the museum). While the stark white damasks depict motifs and designs that refer to the wealth and cultural imagination of the time, Himid’s motifs speak to the beauty and richness of the everyday experiences of the women who buy and wear Dutch wax fabric.