Artists and Archives

South London Gallery

At time of writing The South London Gallery, along with other galleries in the UK, is closed due to the pandemic, however you can find some great information and events online around their exhibition  An archive by other means. This exhibition a invites us to consider how archives that document fraught histories can be understood in present-day contexts.

The Art Assassins (South London Gallery youth forum) explored the archival material of anthropologist Northcote W Thomas, along with artists Onyeka Igwe and Rosa-Johan Uddoh. Thomas conducted several surveys in Nigeria and Sierra Leone between 1909–1915 and amassed a huge collection of objects from the area. You can find more about the archive, [re:]-entanglements, yourself here.

They will also be hosting a panel discussion on 16th February which will will consider how colonial archives and collections can be understood in decolonial times.

Guardian article showing some images from the Northcote Thomas archive.

Gagosian Gallery 

To mark the closing of Theaster Gates’s sols exhibition ‘Black vessel’ at Gagosian New York, a conversation with him and Thelma Golden is available to watch online. The recording includes a virtual visit to the exhibition, which includes installations he has made using bound copies of ‘Ebony’ magazine  as well as Carnegie library shelves he has collected ❤️.

 

Previous related posts:

Bummock – Artists in Archives

Homemade banners book and online archives

Archives for the future

 

image by Pexels for Pixabay

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