London-based artist Onyeka Igwe has mined colonial-era archives for three new films inspired by all-women protests against British rule in west Africa, currently showing together in the solo exhibition ‘No Dance, No Palaver’, in Hawick, Scotland. She discusses the spectre of the ‘colonial gaze’ and the ethics of archive research with Sonya Dyer.
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The Bradford-born artist’s current exhibition ‘The Sun Never Sets’ at Huddersfield Art Gallery draws on his childhood memories of living in Bangladesh while also exploring the impact and legacy of colonialism. Fellow painter Narbi Price asks the questions.
The British Council has been criticised over its decision to remove its logo from the catalogue for the show ‘We Suffer To Remain’, which features work by local artists and Graham Fagen’s Venice Biennale 2015 work, The Slave’s Lament, due to ‘political content’.
Working in a wide-range of media from film to sculpture to performance, London-based artist Larry Achiampong draws on colonial history, his own Ghanian heritage, and the experience of growing up in Britain to create works that explore ideas around class, race and cultural identity. Wayne Burrows talks to him.
Venue:Participate Contemporary Artspace
From:November 03, 2015
To:November 30, 2015