Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Michael Forbes

Blk this & Blk that … a state of urgency

Saturday 10 September - Sunday 06 November, Various Times
Djanogly Gallery

Exhibitions

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays
Admission Free


This exhibition includes strong language. 

In his first solo exhibition, Nottingham artist Michael Forbes explores themes of contemporary racial politics, migration, history, religion, and blackness/whiteness. He works with sculpture, installation, and photography.

The artist’s new works, exhibited together for the first time, were conceived during the COVID lockdowns for his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. Beginning his artistic practice in photography, the exhibition includes two bodies of work. The first, an ongoing project, documents vibrant Caribbean Street carnivals. The second series of designer fashion displays links his lens-based practice to recent sculptural work incorporating shop window mannequins.


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Main Image: Souls of the Diaspora
Three Images: Carnival Beyond the Glitz