14 December 2016–2 April 2017
Artist Lecture: Saturday 10 December, 1pm
A solo exhibition by Michael Armitage is presented as part of BAMPFA’s ‘Matrix’ programme, conceived in 1973 to bring exceptional international contemporary art to the Bay Area community.
This exhibition features selection of recent paintings, executed in the artist’s signature medium of oil on Lubugo, a traditional Ugandan bark cloth. Like all of Armitage’s works, these paintings draw on a range of sources including contemporary news media, popular culture, traditional stories and art historical references, to reflect on contemporary life in East Africa. The paintings on view at BAMPFA are part of a new body of work by the artist, focusing on sexuality and gender stereotypes In Kenya.
The artist will give an illustrated lecture, providing a preview of the exhibition, on Saturday 10 December 2016. For more information and tickets, click here.
Michael Armitage: Matrix 263
2155 Center Street
+1 510 642 0808
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 11am–7pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am–9pm
Michael Armitage ‘Diamond Platnumz’ (2016)
Oil on lubugo bark cloth
66 15/16 x 118 1/8 in. (170 x 300 cm)
© Michael Armitage. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby)