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REFRAMING THE MOMENT – Blk Art Group Conference

Legacies of the 1982 Blk Art Group Conference

University of Wolverhampton, Lecture Theatre, Millenium Campus Building, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY

Saturday 27 October 2012

"Blk Art Group"


On Thursday 28 October 1982, a group of black art students hosted The First National Convention of Black Art at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Their purpose was to discuss ‘the form, function and future of black art’.

Thirty years later almost to the day, a group of artists, curators, art historians and academics will gather, once again in Wolverhampton, to share scholarship and research the ‘black art movement’ of the 1980s, its core debates, precursors and legacies.

With contributions from Kobena Mercer (Keynote), Paul Goodwin, Keith Piper, Courtney J Martin, Anjalie Dalal-Clayton, Marlene Smith, Sonia Boyce, Rina Arya, Ella Spencer, Amna Malik, David Dibosa, Lubaina Himid, Shaheen Merali, Roshini Kempadoo, & Mark Sealy.