PORTRAITURE AS POLITICS by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Saturday 6th October 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN

Against a backdrop of retreating notions of multiculturalism and an increasing populist nationalism in Europe and America, is portraiture emerging as a resonant medium by which to assert black visibility? Does portraiture take on a dual role, both as the artistic practice of individuals and a form of collective endeavour?

Led by DAVID A. BAILEY MBE (Artist and Curator), artists, KIMATHI DONKOR, IRVIN PASCAL and KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI, discuss how they are articulating their presence in portraiture at a time of rising reactionism.

This event is a part of FORUM, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s Programme of talks, performances and screenings. Entry to the talks is free for all the ticket holders of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. For further information please visit: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair