Grace Before Jones and Jimmy Robert: Expanded
Unfortunately, due to government guidelines around coronavirus, we will not be re-opening the exhibition. Whilst you might not be able to visit physically, we’ve been finding ways to explore the themes of the exhibitions online through virtual reality scans, talks, family activities and even shop products.
Explore our exhibitions in VR scanned by V21 Artspace.
Grace Before Jones explores the life, work and collaborations of the iconic singer and her wide-ranging influence across design, music and fashion.
Akimbo is the largest-ever presentation of Jimmy Robert in the UK, drawing together sculpture, installation, film, video, text, and works on paper from the past 20 years.
In our Grace Jones: Musings series, listen to contemporary voices that rehearse, record, and resound Jones’ contributions to black and queer imaginaries, looking at the role of music and performance in creating communities of affect and resilience.
The Musing series includes: Irenosen Okojie, ‘Grace Jones’ Nudibranch. Listen. Mark Fisher, ‘I, The Object’. Listen. Desta Hailé, ‘Black Beauty Model Agency’. Listen. Ricardo Montez, ‘Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire’. Listen. Tavia Nyong’o, ‘I Feel Love: Disco and its Discontents’. Listen. Douglas Crimp, ‘DISSS-CO (A Fragment): From Before Pictures, A Memoir of 1970s New York’ Listen. Tim Lawrence, ‘Life and Death on the Pulse Dance Floor: Transglocal Politics and the Erasure of the Latinx in the History of Queer Dance’ Listen.
Each season our shop stocks new products to reflect our exhibition season.
We've recommended a selection of books related to our Grace Before Jones exhibition, which you can read here.