Magdalene Odundo remembers a-n’s role in “helping to dispel the distinction made between art and craft in the use of clay” during the 1980s.
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Brian Catling reflects on his work in the 1980s and explains how he made his first performance piece at Whitechapel Gallery “by divine accident”.
From February 1985, Eddie Chambers challenges readers to ‘name ten contemporary artists who are Black’.
From April 1983, Brian Catling discusses his fellowship, hosted by Norwich School of Art.
Keith Piper, a founding member of the Blk Art Group and now a member of a-n’s Board, outlines the evolution of his practice during the 1980s.
Antony Gormley recalls the “exciting rollercoaster” of making work in the 1980s and his admiration for a-n’s “modesty and pragmatism”.
Lis Rhodes reflects on her involvement in protests and strikes during the 1980s, and her co-founding of the feminist film and video network Circles.
Chila Kumari Singh Burman discusses the development of her work during the “highly experimental, politically charged time” of the 1980s.
In May 1987, Mona Hatoum was our featured cover artist, pictured with Stefan Szczelkun’s during their performance Crosstalk.
Sunil Gupta discusses making work about the experiences of gay men in his hometown of Delhi and setting up Autograph in the 1980s.
Richard Wilson considers his major sound and sculptural installation inside the Tyne Bridge and performing with Bow Gamelan Ensemble during the 1980s.
Sunil Gupta discusses the commercial photography library and agency set up by the recently founded Autograph: the Association of Black Photographers.
In the first of a new series of publications celebrating the a-n archive, Black Hole Club unearth the past, probe the present, and look to the future.
We speak to Maria Hatling about what inspired her a-n at 40 logo design, her painting practice and what she’s been up during a tumultuous 2020.
Mona Hatoum discusses the ways in which her own work “became more confrontational” in the 1980s through live performance and direct street action.
Read the first 10 conversations in our 40 Years 40 Artists series of interviews with artists who feature in a-n’s archive.
Anne Bean recalls co-founding Bow Gamelan Ensemble and “resonant living and working situations” in 1980s Mexico and Poland.