Installation View, 2021. Jasleen Kaur, Flesh 'n' Blood. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist. © Jules Lister

Flesh ‘n’ Blood, Jasleen Kaur

This new body of work by Jasleen Kaur for Humber Street Gallery began with the encounter of a text written by a member of the artists family; a charmed item acting as a point of connection to missing relatives.

The artist explored our relationship with visceral emotions such as grief and ecstatic healing, and unpicks the intricate and interconnected relationships with women who have shaped her. In this series of predominantly sculptural works, play and making become tools for memory and to create a new language for understanding the body and feelings.

Traditional practices and objects that facilitate healing were remixed. Works were ingested, processed by the gut beyond the gallery walls and excreted. The exhibition was a chance to engage with the body and senses, and to digest the work – quite literally.

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In Conversation: Jasleen Kaur with Priya Jay

Wednesday 24 November 2021
Humber Street Gallery
Booking required
Join artist and writer Priya Jay and artist Jasleen Kaur as they discuss the artist’s latest body of work for Humber Street Gallery, Flesh ‘n’ Blood.

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Thursday Lates: Otis Mensah and G

Thursday 18 November 2021
Humber Street Gallery

A double bill will see new performance work by writer and performing artist Otis Mensah, and cross disciplinary artist, G. Taking influence from Jazz, Hip-Hop and spoken word, both Otis and G will develop unique performances of newly commissioned work alongside some existing pieces in response to themes of family, identity and the body present within Jasleen Kaur’s new solo exhibition Flesh ‘n’ Blood on throughout Autumn at Humber Street Gallery.

Exhibition Launch Party

Thursday 23 September 2021
Humber Street Gallery

Join us to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery, Flesh ‘N’ Blood by Jasleen Kaur and In Conversation as Collective Strategy by Other Cinemas with Black Heritage Collective, An Untold Story Voices and Cinenova.

This event is a chance to meet the artists, visit both exhibitions and to bring people together from across the city for a drink or two.

Past events