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With a solo show at ICA and as part of a group exhibition at Eastside Projects, Sonia Boyce is exploring ideas around play, improvisation and sculpture – including a collaborative project with ukuele-playing skateboarders. Anneka French talks to the artist during the first of two lively, nerve-wracking performances in Birmingham, as skaters fly by and instruments are played.
Five visual artists and three composers each receive £50,000 ‘no strings attached’ awards to ‘develop their creative ideas’.
The artist and professor in Fine Arts, Sonia Boyce, is leading a three-year AHRC-funded research project into British Black artists and modernism in the 20th century. She talks to Laura Robertson about why the work needs to be done and what she hopes to achieve.