Annual Huntley conference
24 February 2018
Art, Blackness, Identity and Activism
Rebooting the Legacy: No Colour Bar
London Metropolitan Archives
Recent developments over the past few years appear to indicate that ‘we are moving on up’ or moving out of the frame - are Black artists and curators experiencing the watershed moment for art and Blackness? In a one-day Unconference session, we took the opportunity to contextualise and explore the real breakthroughs - including The Place is Here at Nottingham Contemporary, Lubaina Himid’s 2017 Turner Prize, the large-scale research project Black Artists & Modernism, the International Curators Forum/Beyond the Frame initiative, Diaspora Pavilion, Venice Biennale - and to discuss their impact on the current scene. Contributors included: Barby Asante, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Tam Joseph, George Fowokan Kelly, Michael McMillan, Hamja Ashan, Claudette Johnson, Eric Huntley, Lisa Anderson.
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