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Artist Chidera Ugada reflects on BAM’s Gavin Jantjes study day, Coventry University, 5 November 2015 After a lecture I attended by the visiting researcher, Professor Paul Goodwin, with the MA painting group at Coventry University, I got to know about the Black Artists and Modernism project and the lecture that was to take place at […]

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Dr Beccy Kennedy (Senior Lecturer at Manchester School of Art and Early Careers Researcher) reflects on ‘The Work Between Us’ symposium, 20 January 2016, the Bluecoat, Liverpool The Other Story is the title of Rasheed Araeen’s 1989 black British artists’ exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. It was also the subject of the first conference led […]

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Focused on artist Lubaina Himid, this Study Day aims to generate new readings of the artist’s work, invite personal responses and inspire continuing dialogue. It is a collaboration between BAM (Black Artists and Modernism) and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art). One of the main premises of the BAM project is that the work of […]

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On 8 June 2016, the BAM team visited Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry, to reunite the artist Gavin Jantjes with his Korabra series, seven paintings created in 1986 during a residency at the West Indian Association in Coventry. The paintings had not been seen by the artist for nearly thirty years. […]

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As part of the Black Artists & Modernism project, there are unfolding discussions amongst the research team and with scholars, artists, curators and other engaged publics.


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