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New Exhibitions Opening Saturday 17 February 2018

3 June 2018

Our new programme opens with a series of exhibitions, collection displays, events and learning activities. We present History Repeats Itself, a selection of artworks from the Middlesbrough Collection that enable us to tell stories about political events, from colonial histories, to issues related to identity, where gender plays a significant role.

Two solo shows from Chinese female artists are presented as part of NOW. Female artists have long been marginalised and left at the fringes of Chinese art historical debates and this partnership project addresses this. Artist Ma Qiusha explores the cultural gap between her own and preceding generations. Her exhibition examines themes of personal identity and collective memory, and includes two commissions. Shen Xin’s work addresses power relations, intertwining the personal and the political. Her exhibition features the Records of Rites (2014), a poetic inquiry into themes of cultural exchange and nationalism.

Please see individual exhibitions for further information.


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