Friday, 9 October 2015

New displays: Fanon and Black Phoenix

To mark the 20th anniversary of Iniva’s exhibition ‘Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire’ held at The Institute of Contemporary Art in May 1995 and the current Autograph ABP exhibition ‘Frantz Fanon’ by Bruno Boudjelal at Rivington Place (2 October – 5 December 2015) we've created a new display of selected works by or about Frantz Fanon available in the library.

An upcoming symposium at the ICA on the 31st of October will reflect on the relevance of these ideas today and asks 'Where are we now in relation to structural violence, de-colonising culture and relations, and the power of aesthetics and its explorations of complex formations of racial identities?'

You can also currently see a display in the library of the three existent issues of Black Phoenix, Rasheed Araeen's pioneering journal dedicated to post-colonial visual arts. The first issue contained his 'Preliminary notes for a Black Manifesto'. The journal later became Third Text, which is still going strong today.

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