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‘Three Decades, Four Moments’ is based on two interviews that took place in 2016 and 2017 with the artists Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier in their studio in London. The text foregrounds a number of works by Phaophanit/Oboussier, signalling four ‘moments’ in their artistic practice over...
This essay offers a close reading of Verdi Yahooda's work Photo Booth Classic (1974–present), its presentation as artists’ pages in n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, 17, January 2006, and in the exhibitions Said (London: Camberwell Space, 2008) and Now! Now! In more than one place...
Speaking at a conference in October 2016, Permindar Kaur asked, ‘Am I a Black artist?’ To be regarded as a ‘Black artist’ or not to be: what are the consequences for the trajectory of an artist's career; our understanding of the aesthetic affects of that artist's work; and their historicization...
This essay analyses a selection of work by British painter Lubaina Himid through the lens of time, specifically non‐synchronous time as adumbrated by Ernst Bloch, conjunctural time after Stuart Hall, and constellations of Benjaminian time. It engages in close visual readings of Naming the Money...
Guided by Stuart Hall's essay ‘Black Diaspora Artists in Britain: Three “Moments” in Post‐War History’ (2006), this special issue looks closely at the multi‐faceted genealogies of Black British modernism since the arrival of the ‘Windrush generation’. It brings together a range of essays in...
The unpublished travel photographs of Singapore‐born British artist Kim Lim (1936–97) reveal the diverse reference points for her sculptures. Thus far, critical literature on Lim's practice has not yet regarded the body of photographs taken by her across five decades, largely because her...
To what extent does the work of Black and other artists of colour tend to get debated only in terms of social and political discourse? Taking as its focus Gavin Jantjes's Korabra series (1986), this essay considers what becomes possible when aesthetic considerations are given renewed emphasis....
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