Lubaina Himid’s Found Cities, Lost Objects for Arts Council Collections brings a trio of artworks to Birmingham
Curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid CBE, Found Cities, Lost Objects is the touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection that encourages a look at modern city life through a female perspective.
Visiting concepts like power, safety, belonging and navigation, it takes inspiration from the plentiful depictions of women in urban areas – through advertisements, statues, public imagery and much more – and the subconscious messages these communicate, asking what this means for women in terms of value, safety, or being welcome in spaces and places.
Alongside the exhibition’s showing at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, we partnered with the Arts Council Collections to showcase a trio of artworks on the streets of the city, making its message more visible and accessible among local communities. Chosen by Lubaina Himid CBE, vibrant, contemplative and thought-provoking works by Leah Hickey, Helen Grundy x Round Lemon, and Haseebah Ali, took over our sites and forged new connections between the gallery and the street.