Adrian Piper is a Black artist who makes political, issue based work that comments on a variety of themes within race and gender and the politics of representation.

The Hypothesis series marked the moment of transition in Piper’s work from first-generation Conceptual Art to performance. The Hypothesis series acknowledges the subjective character of human perception, by charting and documenting an individual navigation through space and time as a moving or stationary object. Piper was also one of the first artists to engage with popular culture, in particular African-American culture, through an investigation of the clichés and preconceptions about it. This work was presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.


Elizabeth Dee Gallery.

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Centre Square, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS1 2AZ
01642 931232

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