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From Two Worlds - press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1986
Published by: Whitechapel Gallery
Year published: 1986

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Single sheet A4 portrait/monochrome photocopy from original/Typed double sided press release on headed paper/produced by the gallery to launch an exhibition

Title: From Two Worlds
Whitechapel Gallery, London, Lower, Upper and New Galleries : 30 July - 7 September 1986

From the text: “Many artists living and working in Britain today have roots in more than one culture. some have grown up in their country of origin and settled here since: others were born here and their experience of another “world“ has been entirely through their family or community. The artists participating in From Two Worlds are all of non-European background but live and work in Britain, and all draw their inspiration and motivation from the diversity of their cultural heritage. From this complexity of influence, and from this broad consciousness, each individual develops in his or her art a creative fusion or synthesis which is the theme of this exhibition. The exhibition aims to explore the ways in which these “syntheses’ are achieved, and to increase appreciation not only of the special qualities of this art, but also of the contribution it is making to contemporary culture.”

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