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Sonia Boyce: In The Castle Of My Skin

MIMA is reopening with an exhibition by one of Britain’s foremost artists, Sonia Boyce, offering sensory experiences of visual art, sound and architecture.

Visitors are welcomed to an arena of improvisation and play through a multi-faceted structure that unfolds across gallery spaces displaying artworks by 12 contemporary artists with selected pieces from the Middlesbrough Collection.

In the Castle of My Skin features a large angular sculpture by Boyce based on the shape of pyrite, a shimmering mineral commonly known as Fool’s Gold.  The structure is clad in wallpapers made by Boyce since the early 1990s. Pieces by 12 artists based in the Tees Valley and around the UK join works from the Middlesbrough Collection selected by Boyce.

Professor Sonia Boyce OBE (b.1962), has a long association with MIMA, and is the first Black woman artist to represent the UK at Venice Biennale in 2021. Exhibition organised in partnership with Eastside Projects.

11 June - 10 October 2021, Free. https://mima.art/