Chazen Museum of Art


Lecture: “Black British Artists: Some History, Some Identity”

September 24, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM | Chazen Auditorium

Photo: Keith Piper and Tam Joseph, 1986, courtesy of Eddie Chambers

Lecture by Eddie Chambers, associate professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin, author of Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present.

From the early 80s until the mid 1990s, the work of a generation of young British artists was marked out by a particular embrace of explicit social, political, and cultural narratives. Their work was unprecedented and remains unsurpassed in its collective ability to discuss and indeed, critique, what it means to be Black and British. This talk will discuss the work of some of these artists, who included Keith Piper, Donald Rodney, Mowbray Odonkor and Faisal Abdu'Allah.

Please join us after the lecture at 6:30 p.m. for a closing reception celebrating Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah.

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