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The Other Story - City Limits

Article relating to an exhibition, 1989
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1989

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2 sheets A4 portrait/original clippings from magazine-monochrome type with colour illustrations/article taken from City Limits, 30 November - 7 December 1989, p.16-17

Title: The Other Story
Subtitle: This week, the Hayward hosts the first ever major exhibition of work by black artists. But already the show is stirring up controversy. Amanda Sebestyen reports.

Article contains a number of colour reproductions of works shown within the featured exhibition - with the following caption: “Clockwise from left: “Destruction of the NF“ by Eddie Chambers; F N Souza’s “Black Nude“; “She ain’t holding them up, she’s holding on“ by Sonia Boyce; Ivan Peries “The Arrival“. Article looks at the exhibition and the surrounding media controversy and discusses some of artists involved and their careers and speaks to the curator, Rasheed Araeen. It is hard to ascertain whether the writer supports the curator for choosing to represent so few female artists but overall this article is in broad support of the politics underlying the exhibition. An extract from the text: ““This is not a black art show. This is not an ethnic art show ““First of all“, he says “it’s an act of historical justice. A homage to the talented generations who left their home countries and challenged the metropolitan avant-garde. Their successes were often phenomenal, but their names have been erased in their own lifetimes.“”

Related people + view all 25

»  Rasheed Araeen

Born, 1935 in Karachi, Pakistan

»  (Sir) Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Eddie Chambers

Born, 1960 in Wolverhampton, England

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

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Related venues

»  Cornerhouse

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom