The first OCA Study visit to the Whitechapel Gallery for 2012 will take place on 11 February. This important show first major UK survey of British photographer, film-maker and installation artist Zarina Bhimji. The exhibition traces the development of her work over the last 25 years and premieres her new film, Yellow Patch (2011), inspired by trade and immigration routes across the Indian Ocean between India and Africa.
Bhimji, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007, creates poetic photographs and films which capture human traces in empty landscapes and buildings, often focusing on places haunted by their histories. The Whitechapel Gallery exhibition features her debut film Out of Blue (2002) alongside previously unseen photographic series and storyboards, and early installations from the 1980s.
We will have a tour of the exhibition with a member of the gallery staff and Clive White and I will be joining the study visit which starts at 11am and is likely to last about two to three hours. Places are free for OCA students. To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org