Gillian Wearing's A Real Birmingham Family (Photo courtesy of Birmingham City Council, Arts Council England and Ikon)
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Art World Abstracts: Birmingham’s New Nuclear Family, and More!

Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing unveiled a new public sculpture outside the new Library of Birmingham titled A Real Birmingham Family. The sculpture depicts two mixed-race single mother sisters, one visibly pregnant, and their two small sons. “I think so many governments speak the language of family values but they always talk as if it is a niche group and don’t let other families to be a part of that. Other families bar the nuclear family exist and we should really embrace that,” said the artist.

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