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Problematic Space - The Devil’s Feast - exhibition review

Review relating to an exhibition, 1987
Published by: Race Today
Year published: 1987
Number of pages: 1

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The Devil’s Feast, Chelsea School of Art, Zarina Bhimji, Chila Burman, Jennifer Comrie, Allan de Souza, and Keith Piper and Donald Rodney, 27 April - 8 May 1987. This review of the exhibition, by Eddie Chambers, was titled, Problematic Space, and appeared in Race Today, Vol. 17 No. 5, June/July 1987 p. 27

From the review: “Five years on, and some of us have finally made it into Chelsea School of Art Gallery. The privileged six being Allan deSouza, Chila Burman, Donald Rodney, Jennifer Comrie, Keith Piper, and Zarina Bhimji. Unfortunately, the rather hurried way in which the exhibition was put together is reflected in the work itself. The contributions appear uneven, unbalanced. Somehow, the exhibition just doesn’t hang together. Maybe it’s just a particularly difficult space.

However, one piece in particular managed to overcome the almost crippling dullness and difficulty of the space. That piece was “The Next Turn of the Screw”, a Piper and Rodney construction and installation. This piece brings our attention to, and comments on the horrific number of black people who have been murdered, raped, and maimed by British police.”

Related people + view all 7

»  Chila Kumari Singh Burman

Born, 1958 in Liverpool, England

»  Eddie Chambers

Born, 1960 in Wolverhampton, England

»  Jennifer Comrie

Born, 1964 in Leeds, England

»  Allan deSouza

Born, 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

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»  Chelsea College of Art and Design Gallery

London, United Kingdom