Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm
Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.
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Join us for a late-night opening of Sutapa Biswas: Lumen at Kettle’s Yard. Explore the exhibition after hours, enjoy a drink and have fun.
Drawing on Sutapa Biswas’ collaborative practice, the evening will bring together a range of artists, organisers and creative practitioners to reflect on the themes that underpin her solo exhibition Sutapa Biswas: Lumen at Kettle’s Yard.
The evening will include live poetry readings from Sisters Uncut, Cambridge FLY, and Sutapa Biswas, as well as a community sound experiment, craftivism and a DJ set from members of the bare minimum collective that acts as a companion piece to the major works in the exhibition.
Join us for this exciting event and explore the exhibition in new ways.
£5, booking required
Spanning the artist’s extensive career, this will be the first substantial solo show in 14 years of British Indian artist Sutapa Biswas (b. 1962).
The show will foreground Biswas’s vital contributions to the Black Arts Movement in Britain and to the shifting understanding of post-war British art. Biswas’s works visually disrupt, challenge and reimagine our present time: visual theorist Griselda Pollock said that it was Biswas who ‘forced us all to acknowledge the Eurocentric limits of the discourses within which we practise’. Including the seminal Housewives with Steak-Knives (1985) and Kali (1984), the exhibition will also demonstrate the richness, diversity and conceptual continuity of the artist’s extended practice through the display of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video.
Of memory, we change
From one conversation to the next
Always in search of
The edge of the surface
And of textures
There is pleasure
And sometimes none
So thinking back to our space
Marked only by fallen clay
There is both absence and presence
Of violated territories –
This event series explores questions of race, gender and aesthetics which arise from Sutapa Biswas’ work and wider British black and Asian artmaking and organising. How can we draw sustenance from radical art histories? Can we think of grassroots organising as a creative practice? How can we work collectively and strategically to build liberated futures? We invite audiences interested in concerns of cultural memory, displacement, archive, power and language to engage in this dialogue held across panel discussions, sound experiments, film screenings, poetry readings, performances, craftivism and study. This series has been co-programmed by Sutapa Biswas, Alina Khakoo, Lola Olufemi, Jennifer Powell and Amy Tobin.
 Sutapa Biswas, ‘Sutapa Biswas’, in Passion: Discourses on Black Women’s Creativity, ed. Maud Sulter, Urban Fox: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, 1990, p.203.
The galleries and Education Wing are fully accessible. There is a ramp from the entrance area to the ground floor galleries. There is an accessible toilet located on the ground floor, just in front of the lift.
Image: Jeroen Van Hautte