Faith Ringgold at the Serpentine Galleries, London

6 June–8 September | London

I n London, The Serpentine is surveying the illustrious ‘patch-work quilt’ career of 88 year-old American artist, Faith Ringgold – and is the first European institution to do so.

Faith Ringgold, The Flag is Bleeding #2 (American Collection #6), 1997. Courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London © 2018 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Born in 1930’s Harlem, activist, author, educator and atist, Faith Ringgold has worked tirelessly to campaign against injustice and challenge out-moded perceptions of identity, race, class, sex and power in America.

Faith Ringgold, American People #15: Hide Little Children, 1966. Courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. © 2018 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

This exhibition will showcase the different media Ringgold has used over the past 50 years, including many of her painting series such as American People, with which she aimed to take on the American Dream and expose social inequalities, as well as narrative quilts, soft sculptures and political posters made during the Black Power movement. Even today, Ringgold’s work and mission remain pertinent and vital.

Faith Ringgold will be on view at Serpentine Galleries from 6 June–8 September.

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