Current exhibition

Hair: Textures of Belonging

COVID-19: Due to the ongoing situation our opening hours have changed. The last day of the exhibition is now Tuesday 17 March. Please note that our invigilators disinfect our headphones regularly, we kindly ask our visitors to follow advice from the NHS and the government. 

This exhibition reflects on the social, political and aesthetic significance of hair. With its different textures, grooming practices, interpretations, and symbolic values, hair provides a unique and timely entry point to understanding racialised and gendered belonging among different communities. Artists have long used hair as a material in art practice. Here, they explore hair as a material with affective potential and as a signifier of identity.

 

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Jayoung Yoon, ‘Umbicality’, 2012
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Zhu Tian, ‘Babe’, 2013