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Current Exhibitions

Yvon Lambert - Border stories
Jardins du Bra’Haus I, montée du château (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2017-09-30 to 2018-09-29


Françoise Huguier - Couleurs Pays
Le Quadrilatère (festival photographique les Photaumnales) (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-14 to 2017-12-31


Pia Elizondo - The Fall
Institut culturel du Mexique (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-27 to 2018-01-27


Gérard Rondeau - Chroniques d\'un portraitiste
Le Parvis Espace Culturel (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-04 to 2017-12-30


José Manuel Navia - Cervantes ou le désir de vivre
Instituto Cervantes (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-07 to 2018-01-13


José Manuel Navia - Colombia, La Creciente
Bibliothèque Elsa Triolet (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-09 to 2018-01-20


Patrick Taberna - The back season
Galerie Camera Obscura (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2017-12-30


Guillaume Zuili - Smoke & Mirrors
Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2018-02-10


Gérard Rondeau - Paysages
Galeries de la Cour des Jardiniers (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-19 to 2018-02-28


Jean-Luc Chapin - Natures
Galerie Gallimard (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-24 to 2018-01-13


 Liz Hingley - Sacred Things: Elalmadinah …To The City
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (UNITED KINGDOM)
From 2017-12-01 to 2018-02-11


Françoise Huguier - Virtual Seoul
Musée Olympique (SWITZERLAND)
From 2017-12-07 to 2018-03-11


Sacred Things: Elalmadinah …To The City

Liz Hingley

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
CV1 5QP Coventry (UNITED KINGDOM)


From 2017-12-01 to 2018-02-11


• Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm We are closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley has collaborated with Syrian individuals who have recently been welcomed into Coventry on a unique UN programme. Hingley employs crafts of the past from both Syria and Coventry to shed light on the future of the fastest growing city in the UK.

Referencing the historic practice of presenting honoured visitors with symbolic keys to the city gates, here the sim card given to refugees on landing in the UK appears as the contemporary key to the city. The mobile phone sim card offers a direct link to scattered loved ones and an archive of photographic memories. As an object and tool it offers an immediate sense of security, identity and home in a new city.

Presented within an immersive installation, keys from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum's collections represent the city's eclectic history alongside illuminated images of silver sim cards portraying messages from Syrian individuals to their new city.

Interlacing archival collections of this medieval city and fundamental symbols of contemporary digital life, this work explores how stories and skills from Syria translate and transform in the new contexts.

This project was commissioned by GRAIN Projects and is generously supported by Arts Council England, Rubery Owen Trust, Coventry University and Herbert Art Gallery. Enormous thanks is also owed to Coventry City Council, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and the participants in the project.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Martin Claire
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Tillim Guy
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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