Feeling Her Way, published by Yale University Press. Written by Emma Ridgway and Courtney J. Martin. A new publication about the artist’s exhibition for the British Council commission at La Biennale Di Venezia 2022.
The British artist Sonia Boyce (b. 1962) is celebrated for depicting intimate social encounters that explore interpersonal dynamics in drawing, photography, video and installation, using images and sounds captured during the participatory art events she initiates. Boyce’s immersive exhibition for the British Council commission at La Biennale di Venezia 2022 her most ambitious to date – focussing on collaborative play as a route to artistic innovation and the importance of taking creative risks – both central tenets of Boyce’s exceptional artistic practice. Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way captures the drama and scope of this multi-sensory work as it unfolds throughout the British Pavilion. Boyce came to prominence as a key figure in the British Black arts movement of the 1980s and the authors’ texts connect this astonishing new work with Boyce’s preceding works and her abiding interests and concerns.