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Following the recent announcement that Coventry is now in Tier 4, we will remain closed until further notice. We will announce our reopening date following government announcements around Tiers and associated restrictions.
Edgar Martins' new work results from a collaboration with inmates, incarcerated in the West Midlands their families and a myriad of other individuals and community groups in the region.
(© Edgar Martins)
For our January/February commission the Herbert are working with GRAIN projects to commission new work in response to the ‘impact of isolation (enforced or otherwise)’. This theme was inspired by our latest exhibition - What Photography and Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase - by international and critically acclaimed artist Edgar Martins.
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 January 10.00am – 18 April 4.00pm 2021
Edgar Martins' new work results from a collaboration with inmates, incarcerated in the West Midlands, their families and a myriad of other individuals and community groups in the...
17 February 20211.00pm – 2.00pm
27 February 202111.00am – 12.00pm
11 March 20217.00pm – 8.00pm
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