VR Exhibitions: Grace Before Jones and Jimmy Robert: Akimbo

Grace Before Jones, installation shots at Nottingham Contemporary, Sept 2020. Photo Sam Kirby.
Grace Before Jones, installation shots at Nottingham Contemporary, Sept 2020. Photo Sam Kirby.

You can virtually walk around our exhibition. V21 Artspace have scanned and documented our shows, giving visitors a new experience of our galleries.

Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio explores the life, work and collaborations of Grace Jones and her wide-ranging influence across design, music and fashion. The show includes around 200 works by some 40 artists, and features artworks, archival, material, film, fashion, sound, music. The exhibition looks at how Grace Jones both exemplified and complicated theories of gender, sexuality, performance, race and cybernetics – discourses that flourished in parallel to her career.

Jimmy Robert: 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. Themes in Robert’s work, include performance and gesture, the politics of spectatorship, appropriation, and the personal and political body, along with their racialised and gendered readings.