Disseminating Identities: Blackness since 1960

This symposium will focus on British artists and institutions, and will be a forum for questioning institutional practice and individual engagement in curating the Black Diaspora. Speakers have been chosen who are well placed to give perspective to the work in the Black and White display, and to the ideas motivating those artists. In particular we want to look at the articulation of black British identities in a cross-cultural context, as related to the Caribbean, United States and Africa.

Supported by The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation


Registration and coffee
Welcome, Matilda Pye, Department of Learning, V&A

Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints V&A
Paul Hedge, Director, Hales Gallery, London
Zoe Whitley, Curator, International Art, Tate
Paul Goodwin, Curator, Professor of Black Art & Design, UAL
Chair, Tamar Garb, tbc

15.30   Break

Larry Achiampong, Artist
Osei Bonsu, Curator
Phoebe Boswell, Artist
Evan Ifekoya, Artist
Chair: Morgan Quaintance

17.15   Close

Disseminating Identities: Blackness since 1960
Friday 24 April, 13.30 – 17.15
Seminar Room 3
V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel. +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Directions here


Image: Emory Douglas, All power to the people, 1970. Colour offset lithograph, V&A Collection. 

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