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Different diasporas (on work by Rodney, Merali and Piper)

Article relating to an exhibition, 1989
Year published: 1989

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Single sheet A4 portrait/monochrome photocopy from original/Article in New Statesman & Society, February 1989, page 49.

Different diasporas: Amanda Sebestyen on sustaining the politics of resistance in black British art. Reviews of Crisis, solo exhibition by Donald Rodney at Chisenhale Gallery, 18/1/89 - 18/2/89, The Fire in the Garden solo exhibition by Shaheen Merali at Tom Allen Centre - 17/2/89 and Black Art by Machines, solo exhibition by Keith Piper at Bedford Hill Gallery. Text opens with: “Viewing black British art, after the flatulent gestures of most postmodern painting, is a joy. These are works where the politics of resistance (not only black, but green, red and sexual), the crafts and mythologies of continents and the classical art of the west are shuffled and played with superb confidence by artists still mostly in their twenties.”

Related people

»  Shaheen Merali

Born, 1959 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Related exhibitions

»  The Fire in the Garden

Solo show at Tom Allen Centre - 1989

Related venues

»  Bedford Hill Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Chisenhale Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Graves Art Gallery

Sheffield, United Kingdom

»  Tom Allen Centre

London, United Kingdom