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On Black Art - Emmanuel Cooper

Article relating to an exhibition, 1989
Published by: 20/20 Magazine
Year published: 1989

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Single sheet A3 portrait - folded/monochrome photocopy from original/20/20 Magazine, p.39 February 1-8 1989

Title: On Black Art - Emmanuel Cooper

Article relating to a range of exhibitions taking place at the time: Shaheen Merali - The Fire in the Garden, at the Tom Allen Centre until February 17 1989; Donald Rodney - Crisis at the Chisenhale until February 18 1989; Machines (aka Keith Piper) - Father I have done Questionable Things at Bedford Hill until March 31 1989; Contemporary Black Artists - at 189 Gallery until March 1989. From the article: “But the Black Art label is also used as a generic term to describe art and craft of diverse quality, which has little or no overt political significance. Shown in mixed exhibitions without the force of the individual idea, such work needs a powerful uniting theme if it is to make an impact. The recently opened 189 Gallery, devoted to “promoting and presenting the very best of Black creativity“, in its second show includes 19 artists giving them the impossible task of asserting individual strengths’.

Related people

Related exhibitions

»  The Fire in the Garden

Solo show at Tom Allen Centre - 1989

Related venues

»  Chisenhale Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Graves Art Gallery

Sheffield, United Kingdom

»  Tom Allen Centre

London, United Kingdom