New Public Lecture Course: Black British Artists and Political Activism

  • 1 November 2021

The next public lecture course Black British Artists and Political Activism will mine the rich seam that exists where art-making practices and artworks meet politics and political activism. In a series of conversations between artists, scholars and curators this course will look to a selection of political and social flashpoints across the post-war period to consider the relationship between artists, art-making, art's histories and political activism.

Central to this programme is the explicit acknowledgement of the limitations of a series that does not (because it cannot) claim or aim to comprehensively engage with the long and complex history of the relationship between Black and Brown British artists and political activism. Rather, this series will present one set of dialogues and provocations that invites a range of voices and perspectives to open-up and work through a selection of artworks that explicitly, though not exclusively, attend to key political and cultural episodes of the late twentieth century.

The talks in this series will take place live via Zoom every Thursday from 4 November to 9 December from 18.30 to 20.00, they will also be recorded and made available at a later date. As with all of our public lecture course events, no prior art historical knowledge is necessary.

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