Artist Talk: Rosalind Nashashibi

Artist Rosalind Nashashibi won the 2003 Becks Futures Prize with her black and white film work, The States of Things. This quietly observational film presents a slice of British life in an unfamiliar way with an evocative soundtrack by Egyptian singer, Um Kolsoum.

This major new purchase for Leicester Arts & Museums Service is shown with a series of photographic works recently produced by Nashashibi in Cairo. These works relate to the film This Quality by Rosalind Nashashibi being screened at Phoenix Square, Leicester.

The States of Things is an acquisition by Leicester Arts & Museums Service with the generous help of the Contemporary Art Society (CAS). CAS has gifted more than 8,000 works to institutions in Britain where art is enjoyed by many generations. For 100 years it has acted as a catalyst for visual arts in this country, developing audiences, artists, curators, collectors and collections alike. They continue to play a unique and visionary role in relation to developing public collections across the UK.

Join internationally acclaimed artist Rosalind Nashashibi for a rare opportunity to find out more about her work and the exhibition Rosalind Nashashibi: The States of Things.

Venue information

Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 11am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan

Entry details

Limited places, booking essential call 0116 225 4900, refreshments available. Not suitable for young children. 7pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)