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The Artist and the Other

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A round-table discussion organised by Artist and Curator Sarah Francis, hosted by Leeds Art Gallery, with guest speaker Jo Verrent from Unlimited, in which we will discuss the following topics:

  • Does implementing a ‘diversity’ focus on exhibitions and call-outs primarily foreground the ‘other’ characteristics of an artist, rather than allowing the artwork (and artist) to speak?
  • What shift does ‘othering’ have on audiences’ and curators’ perceptions of an artist and their work?
  • How can we support diversity and inclusion without resorting to tokenism or ‘othering’ artists?
  • How do we make sure artists’ work gets due attention and recognition?

Read the full report by Sarah Francis here


January 19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AA
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