Jimmy Robert: Akimbo

Mon 1 February - Sun 18 April Free

Jimmy Robert: Akimbo at Nottingham Contemporary 411

This major survey of the Guadeloupe-born French artist Jimmy Robert (b.1975) brings together sculpture, installation, film, works on paper and performance in the largest-ever presentation of Robert’s work in the UK.

The exhibition explores emergent themes in Robert’s work, including performance and gesture, the politics of spectatorship, appropriation, and the personal and political body, along with their racialised and gendered readings. By drawing together work from 2002 to the present day, the exhibition will bring into focus the intertextuality that has shaped Robert’s work through the myriad quotations and allusions that he deploys. From American choreographer Yvonne Rainer to the Suriname-born Dutch conceptualist Stanley Brouwn, these references act as points of critical departure, which are complicated through shifts in context to create a layered set of reflections, mirrored across time, place and identities.

Please note: The venue is closed on Mondays. Open 10am-6pm from Tuesday-Saturday and 11am–5pm on Sundays.

Jimmy Robert: Akimbo

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