For the Record

For the Record

27th January 2014 - 29th June 2014

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham


This exhibition showcases modern and contemporary artwork by a number of celebrated and lesser well-known female artists. It explores the themes of tradition, documentation and recording across a wide range of media.

‘For the Record’ includes a range of artworks spanning the 20th century to the present day, including works from Birmingham Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Collection and loans from the Arts Council Collection.

The exhibition explores themes of preservation, tradition, documentation and recording across a wide range of media including portraiture, landscape, sculpture, photography and installation as well as timely issues concerning womanhood and identity politics.

The exhibition also includes new works by West Midlands-based artists Faye Claridge and Barbara Walker, as well as artworks by Ana Maria Pacheco, Mary Kelly, Emmy Bridgwater, Alice Channer and Turner-prize nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

This exhibition will celebrate the re-opening of Birmingham Museum Trust’s Waterhall gallery for the display of Birmingham’s collection of modern and contemporary art.

In the Waterhall. Free entry. The Waterhall is accessed via Edmund Street

Image credit: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Condor And The Mole, 2011. © the artist courtesy Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New Yor

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