Prof. Celeste-Marie Bernier: Stick to the Skin: African American and Black British Art (1965-2015)

  • 5.15pm

  • Hunter Building, Hunter Lecture Theatre (017)
    74 Lauriston Place
    EH3 9DF

Led by Prof. Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Edinburgh)

The aim of this talk, "Stick to the Skin," is to map a comparative history of African American and Black British artists, artworks, and art movements. This talk will trace the lives and works of over fifty painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed-media, assemblage, installation, video and performance artists working in the United States and Britain from 1965 to 2015. Past, present and future artists cut to the heart of hidden histories, untold narratives, and missing memories to tell stories that "stick to the skin" as they arrive at a new "Black lexicon of liberation."

Part of the 2019/20 History of Art Research Seminar Series