“At Home with Vanley Burke”: an immersive installation at the Ikon Gallery

When curators of the recently opened exhibition at the Ikon Gallery invited audiences to feel "At Home with Vanley Burke" (22 July - 27 September 2015) I was  quite cautious about whether a mainstream British art gallery could create a welcoming space that centralised black British social, political and cultural narratives.  However, I immediately overcame my initial skepticism as soon... Continue Reading →

Return of the Rudeboy: Ska, Swagger and ‘Sapologie’ at Somerset House

After reading Sean O'Hagan's thought-provoking preview of the ‘Return of the Rudeboy’ exhibition at Somerset House in London – titled, ‘Rude Boys: Shanty Town to Savile Row’ (The Guardian/Observer, 24th May 2014) – I placed this event quite high on my list of top 10 “must see” summer showcases, and managed to get along to... Continue Reading →

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