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Keith Piper | Step Into the Arena

Solo show at Rochdale Art Gallery. 1991
Date: 3 May, 1991 until 1 June, 1991
Organiser: Rochdale Art Gallery

Solo exhibition by Keith Piper, taking place during a particularly productive exhibition period for the artist. The exhibition took place at Rochdale Art Gallery, in the early 1990s, most likely either 1991 or 1992. The catalogue which accompanied the exhibition omits any reference to the exhibition’s dates. The full title of the exhibition was ‘Step Into the Arena: Notes on Black Masculinity & The Contest of Territory’. The exhibition, and its accompanying catalogue, touched on overlapping issues of how Black masculinity is constructed, with particular references to Piper’s own life and his place in the emerging Black Art(s) Movement of 1980s Britain. Other subjects examined included the Black Power movement, the Black sports person, and assorted related histories, narratives and arguments.

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Article relating to an individual, 1992

People in this exhibition

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

Exhibition venues

»  Rochdale Art Gallery

Rochdale, United Kingdom