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Sonia Boué in conversation

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
Fri 9 Feb 2018
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