Black Britain Series: Race, Ethnicity and the Visual Arts in 20th and 21st Century Britain

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Type: 
Event
Date: 
November 12, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Black History / Studies, British History / Studies, Fine Arts

Friday, 12 November, noon CST, 6 p.m. GMT

‘Race, Ethnicity and the Visual Arts in 20th and 21st Century Britain’
Richard Hylton, SOAS, University of London
Eddie Chambers, University of Texas at Austin
Emily Burns, Auburn University

In 'Race, Ethnicity and the Visual Arts in 20th and 21st Century Britain',
Richard Hylton, Lecturer in Contemporary Art, SOAS, and Eddie Chambers, David
Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History, University of Texas at Austin
will offer brief comments on recent histories of Black artists in Britain.
Though the documented presence of Black artists in Britain goes back many
decades, recent developments in these histories have included marked and
noticeable changes in the institutional recognition and embrace of
practitioners of the contemporary era. How have artists been caught up in a
changing art world seemingly now inclined to embrace certain artists, even as
it maintains its wariness and partiality around Black artists’ proximity to
‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’. Further, which art practices have become particularly
celebrated? Two short commentaries, by Hylton and Chambers will open up
considerations of these questions, in a panel chaired by Emily Burns,
Associate Professor, Auburn University, who recently spent time as a visiting
professor at the University of Oxford.

Organized by the University of Texas at Austin’s British, Irish and Empire
Studies program, convened by Professor Philippa Levine

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Contact Info: 

Marian J. Barber, PhD

British, Irish and Empire Studies

The University of Texas at Austin