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The Other Story - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1989
Published by: Hayward Gallery/South Bank Centre
Year published: 1989
Number of pages: 160
ISBN: 1 85332 051 X

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Large paperback catalogue/produced by Hayward Gallery to accompany The Other Story touring exhibition

The Other Story was a landmark exhibition, which sought to outline a history of “Afro-Asian artists in post-war Britain“. The exhibition was curated by Rasheed Araeen and organised by Hayward Gallery and South Bank Centre, London, 1989. It featured work by the following artists: Rasheed Araeen, Saleem Arif, Frank Bowling, Sonia Boyce, Eddie Chambers, Avinash Chandra, Avtarjeet Dhanjal, Uzo Egonu, Iqbal Geoffrey, Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Gavin Jantjes, Balraj Khanna, Donald Locke, David Medalla, Ronald Moody, Ahmed Parvez, Ivan Peries, Keith Piper, A J Shemza, Kumiko Shimizu, F N Souza, Aubrey Williams and Li Yuan Chia. The exhibition itself attracted a considerable amount of press attention. Following its showing at the Hayward Gallery, the exhibition went on to be seen in Wolverhampton (Art Gallery) and Manchester (City Art Gallery and Cornerhouse).

Running to 160 pages, the exhibition catalogue featured an introduction, four essays and a postscript by Rasheed Aareen. It was extensively illustrated with colour and monochrome reproductions.

Contents as follows:

5. Foreword and acknowledgements by Joanna Drew, Director of Hayward and Regional Exhibitions and Andrew Dempsey, Assistant Director, Hayward Gallery.

6. Lenders to the Exhibition

9. Rasheed Araeen, When chickens come home to roost

16. Rasheed Araeen, In the Citadel of Modernism

50. Rasheed Araeen, Taking the Bull by the Horns

64. Rasheed Araeen, Confronting the System

82. Rasheed Araeen, Recovering Cultural Metaphors

105. Rasheed Araeen, Postscript

Other Voices

108. Balraj Khanna, England: my brave new world

111. Guy Brett, Internationalism among artists in the 60s and 70s

115. David Medalla, Signals

120. Mel Gooding, Frank Bowling: soundings towards the definition of an individual talent

122. Lubaina Himid and Maud Sulter (A Statement from The Elbow Room), Freed and Change: she who writes herstory rewrites history

125. Gavin Jantjes, Red rags to the bull

128. Chronology compiled by Julia Engelhardt

142. Artists’ biographies compiled by Anita Swarup.

151. List of works

Catalogue has “Petrine Archer Straw. Nov. 1989“ written on the flyleaf.

The catalogue cover illustration was a detail of The Wall, 1958, by Anwar Jalal Shemza

Related people + view all 31

»  David Medalla

Born, 1942 in Manila, Phillipines

»  Ahmed Parvez

Born, 1926 in Rawalpindi, (now Pakistan, then India). Died, 1979

»  Ivan Peries

Born, 1921 in Deriwala, Sri Lanka. Died, 1988

»  Kumiko Shimizu

Born, 1948 in Osaka, Japan

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Cornerhouse

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom