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Sonia Boyce | Speaking in Tongues

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997
Published by: inIVA
Year published: 1997
ISBN: 0-947753-09-5

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Important colour monograph produced by inIVA/Arts Council England, summarising Boyce’s practice from the esarly 1980s to the mid 1990s.

Title: Sonia Boyce : Speaking in Tongues - Gilane Tawadros

First published by KALA PRESS, 1997 © 1997, Sonia Boyce, Gilane Tawadros and Kala Press. This book was published under the Arts Council of England’s Publishing Franchise for INIVA. Designed by Herman Lelie, printed in Italy. Photographs courtesy of the artist- Front cover: Plated Hair (detail) 1995 Back cover: Three Legs of Tights Stuffed With Hair, 1995

Contents: Objects of Desire - 7; Nation and Narration - 29; Modern Living - 55; Biography - 93

Description of the book from the SPD Books website: “This monograph traces Sonia Boyce’s trajectory from early graphic work to her recent mixed-media pieces which draw on elements of British popular culture and cinema to address society’s positioning of individuals in terms of race, class and gender. Unquestionably serious and with an unquestionable sense of humor, Boyce’s work, ranging from photography to painting and installations, is here widely represented, and well-complemented by three intelligent essays by Gilane Tawadros, a biography of the artist, and, alongside the essays, excellently chosen excerpts from Boyce’s working diaries. Tawadros’ essays address cultural, racial, gender and visual/art historical issues raised over the trajectory of Boyce’s artistic development, using such theorists as Homi Bhabha, Frantz Fanon, Italo Calvino, and Stuart Hall to contextualize the artist’s magnificent and provocative work.”

Related people

»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England