Nicola Green - Unity
Virtual Tour of the 'Unity' Art Exhibition
Friday, 23rd April, 12:30 - 13:30 BST
Free Zoom Event
'Nicola Green - Unity' is an exhibition of work by the British artist and social historian, related to the time when the artist witnessed, first-hand, Barack Obama’s meteoric ascent to power as the first African-American President of the United States in 2008. The exhibition presents Green's iconic silkscreen prints, and two brand new works titled Unity I & II created in response to the 2020 United States Presidential election, shown together for the first time at Zuleika Gallery in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
Nicola Green will show you a short documentary film on her experience on Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign, then lead you through a tour of her exhibition, followed by 20 mins of informal questions / discussion. During the tour the artist will explain how she got access to Obama, her story as a white mother to black children, and focus on the global legacy of Obama's election and what it means for generations to come.
“I felt I wanted my children, and my children’s children, to look at this work and think "what can we do?". This work can be read on many levels, but on one level it’s about what it takes to achieve something impossible as human beings…” – Nicola Green
At a time when we are facing deep divisions across our societies, shaped by intensely partisan politics, and social and economic inequality, this exhibition is a reminder that when people come together they can achieve the seemingly impossible. This private tour is a unique opportunity for those of us reflecting on power, diversity, heritage, race and gender, and their intersections.
About the exhibition click here
Unity exhibition installation photos click here
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