This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: An exploration of folklore and the occult at Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Faith Ringgold’s painting and quilts at Pippy Houldsworth, London, and a group show exploring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives at g39, Cardiff.
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To coincide with Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern, US writer Claudia Rankine presented a reading from her new play, which explores racism in the art world and beyond. Sonya Dyer found it a powerful vehicle for exploring the intersections of capitalism, race, empathy and resistance – particularly in light of the Dana Schutz Whitney Biennial controversy and a renewed focus on depictions of the Black body.
Covering two decades of an essential period of black empowerment in American civil rights history, Tate Modern’s ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ is provocative and powerful. Fisun Güner reports.
A one-day symposium on the visibility and presence of Black subjects in (mostly British) art, 21.02.2015
Research undertaken by Axis (formerly Visual Associations) reveals a lack of interest amongst black and minority artists in being labelled by cultural identity unless this is relevant to their work. Findings suggest that current diversity policies are counterproductive because artists […]
A new publication edited by David A Bailey, Ian Baucom and Sonia Boyce provides a comprehensive illustrated look at the history of the Black arts movement. Thirteen essays in Shades of Black: assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain examines the […]
Arts Council England cuts clients whilst remaining brave and radical.