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Howardena Pindell: A New Language

An exhibition surveying Howardena Pindell’s six-decade-long career, from early abstract paintings to more overtly political works that tackle subjects including slavery, violence against Black and Indigenous people, and the AIDS pandemic. The show takes its title from an essay written by Pindell in the 1980s, in which she calls for ‘a new language’ for people of colour working in the arts—one which ‘empowers us and does not cause us to participate in our own disenfranchisement’.

Spike Island, Bristol. Until 21 May, 2023


Howardena Pindell, Text (1975).

Ink on paper collage.

Courtesy the artist, Garth Greenan Gallery, and Victoria Miro.



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