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Sunday 16th January 2022

Stephen Gill and Sutapa Biswas Exhibitions

— Arnolfini
Join us for our Autumn 2021 programme, with exhibitions across our galleries, Reading Room, Light and Dark Studios
price: Headfirst Tickets

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COMING UP FOR AIR: STEPHEN GILL – A RETROSPECTIVE
In Autumn 2021 Arnolfini will celebrate over thirty years of extraordinary practice from Bristol-born photographer Stephen Gill, drawing together new previously un-exhibited work, alongside works from other iconic series including Hackney Flowers, Buried, Talking to Ants, Night Procession, Pigeons, Coexistence and Coming up for Air. Also featuring the first UK presentation of images from award winning photographic series and book The Pillar, the exhibition will explore Gill’s rich sense of place, leading us through the flea markets and towpaths of Hackney Wick in London, to his current rural surroundings amidst the Swedish countryside.

Creating numerous distinct bodies of work, Gill – described as a ‘documentarist’, ‘anthropologist’ and ‘dazzling visual poet’ – has built his photographic career upon an ethos of experimentation. Eschewing a signature style in order to adapt both his creative and technical approach to the subject at hand, has led to alchemical ‘experiments’ including photographic burials, floral collage, in-camera photograms and submerging work within a watery world.

ARNOLFINI AT 60 | SUTAPA BISWAS
Arnolfini is delighted to invite Sutapa Biswas back in our sixtieth anniversary year, to present new and existing work.

Her art engages with questions of identity, race and gender in relation to time, space and history. Her works are inspired by oral histories, literature and art history. She is particularly interested in the ways in which larger historical narratives collide with personal narratives.