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Thirteen Ways of Looking explores different strategies of resistance that overlap and intersect in the physical spaces of the gallery and digitally online. Challenging where art belongs, where it’s experienced and who is being addressed.
© Shiyi Li, 2020
We have invited five artists to create work inspired by the Herbert’s collection. Each commission will be directly painted, drawn or stuck onto the and external windows be viewable without having to enter the building.
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15 August – 31 October 2020
We have invited five contemporary artists to create work inspired by the Herbert’s collection.
The exhibition is in response to the artwork produced and displayed in the windows of thousands...
19 – 30 September 2020
2 October – 13 December 2020
9 October – 1 November 2020
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