British Black Art in the 1980s: Visualising the Political Aesthetics of Sufferation, Resistance and Liberation

PRELUDE: Reflections from Stuart Hall about the history and significance of the British 'Black Art' movement during the 1980s: "This new 'horizon' produced a polemical and politicised art: a highly graphic, iconographic art of line and montage, cut-out and collage, image and slogan: the 'message' often appearing too pressing, too immediate, too literal, to brook... Continue Reading →

‘GHOSTS: Technologies/Subjectivities’ – Artistic conversations about the ‘techno-cultural’…

On 15th January 2015 I was pleased to attend a contemporary art lecture from the series ‘GHOSTS: Technologies/Subjectivities’ at Camberwell College of Art (UAL: University of the Arts, London). This session featured a series of presentations about  aesthetic responses  by black British artists to an increasingly ‘techno-cultural’ and globalised art world (esp. over the past two... Continue Reading →

An interview with Professor Eddie Chambers – re. his new book, ‘Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present’ (IB Tauris, 2014)

On 2nd July I had the privilege of interviewing the artist, curator and art historian Professor Eddie Chambers while he was here in the UK to launch and promote his new book, Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present (IB Tauris, 2014). We met at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, where his installation piece... Continue Reading →

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