Anglo-Spanish multiform artist Sonia Boué discusses her exhibition, ¡Buenos Días Dictador!. The exhibition explores the duality of a childhood divided between schooldays in Birmingham, and holidays in Barcelona – which was then under Franco’s dictatorship. Figures cut out of sewing patterns are tied to a specific time and place by the fashions they wear. These are laid over Boué’s haunting “dreamscapes” to illustrate a lost cultural memory and capture the surrealism of being raised in two very different cultures. In 2015 Boué was recognised by researchers at Tate Britain as a singular voice responding to this history within a British context. Sonia featured in a film made by Tate Britain entitled Felicia Browne: Unofficial War Artist, and in 2016 she received an Arts Council grant for Through An Artist’s Eye, a collaborative project about the life and work of Felicia Browne. Boué seeks to recover aspects of historic memory previously erased by political suppression.
3pm Free - please book in advance
The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ
Friday 9 Feb 2018
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