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Decolonising British Art | Seminar 2: Decentering Three Collections

In partnership with Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection and Government Art Collection, we explored approaches to confronting and challenging colonialism embedded in collections. Presentations and discussions considered collection histories, practices and narratives, including artists’ reflections and provocations towards a radically restructured cultural landscape. Speakers include: Natalie Rudd and Beth Hughes, Arts Council Collection Emma Dexter and Moira Lindsay, British […]

Decolonising British Art | Seminar 3: The Past is Now, Experimental Approaches Towards Decolonising the Museum

In partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust, we explored experimental approaches towards decolonising museum practice. Focusing on the formative 2017 exhibition, The Past is Now: Birmingham and the British Empire, this event reflected on curatorial strategies, artistic interventions, and practical possibilities for institutional change. Speakers include: Janine Eason, Director of Engagement at Birmingham Museums Trust Rebecca Bridgman, Curatorial […]

Decolonising British Art | Seminar 4: Revisiting Veil, Reviewing Revisions

In partnership with Iniva, we revisit the 2003 exhibition, Veil (curated by Iniva in association with Modern Art Oxford), to reconsider artistic and curatorial strategies, critical responses, and the impact of exhibition histories and practices on collections. Speakers include: Gilane Tawadros, curator, writer, founding Director of Iniva and Chief Executive at DACS Jananne Al-Ani, artist and UAL lecturer Maria Kheirkhah, […]

Curating Nation | Workshop 1: What Does a National Collection Look Like?

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Workshop I explores questions such as: What happens when we shift constructions of British art away from London-centric institutions? How might ‘regional’ collections reshape the narrative? What possibilities do digital and distributive models of collection and narrative building hold? The recording from this event can be watched below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8E8_YXBCPc&t=3s  

Itinerant Imaginaries | Keynote, Françoise Vergès

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Online gatherings to explore collective and disparate work by black artists and artists of colour living in Britain and the diaspora. How can archival experimentation help us contend with, question and interrogate the narrative the nation tells about itself through the work of black artists and artists of colour in Britain? These online gatherings hosted […]

Itinerant Imaginaries | In Conversation: Sepake Angiama and Rose Nordin

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Online gatherings to explore collective and disparate work by black artists and artists of colour living in Britain and the diaspora. How can archival experimentation help us contend with, question and interrogate the narrative the nation tells about itself through the work of black artists and artists of colour in Britain? These online gatherings hosted […]