Are you interested in how contemporary art is presented and then critically received? What do you know about the history of racism in the British art establishment? Would you like participate in the design of a web prototype before its public launch?
Dr Lucy Steeds is working with a cross-course team of UAL students to develop an interactive digital platform for documenting and re-activating a highly significant exhibition of contemporary art that took place in 1989: ‘The Other Story: Afro-Asian Artists in Post-War Britain’. This exhibition, which first took place at the Hayward Gallery in London, will be mapped visually and spatially online, and then shared with the public for interactive engagement – all in collaboration with a group of students.
We will gather on Wednesday afternoons during May, 4pm to 6pm at CSM, Kings Cross. We will be joined by visiting speakers – including Rasheed Araeen and Sonia Boyce – and progress updates will be posted by parti
Any enquiries? Please contact Lucy Steeds firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The Other Story’ Online: Digital Exhibition Histories
Wednesday afternoons in May, 4pm to 6pm
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
May 4. Venue: D117
Lucy Steeds will introduce the ‘The Other Story’ Online: Digital Exhibition Histories. She’ll share some of her research – e.g. offering a tour from today’s perspective of ‘The Other Story’ (Hayward Gallery 1989–90) – while setting out the opportunities to take part in developing a microsite online in response to this show. We will be joined by Lucy Biddle, Interpretation Manager at the Hayward Gallery who is currently leading on a collaboration with Google Cultural Institute to document selected historic shows as part of the Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018.
May 11. Venue: E003: LVMH Lecture Theatre
With Dorian Fraser Moore
Dorian is a designer and technologist who runs The Useful Arts agency (www.theusefularts.org). He is currently developing the microsite dedicated to ‘The Other Story’ and will share his progress with us. Please bring details of any websites you think we might productively discuss in connection. Some specific reference points include the following but it would be a pleasure to be led to think more broadly, since we are thinking about our own microsite very differently: 955000 and Magiciens de la terre
May 18. Venue: D117
With Rasheed Araeen
Artist Rasheed Araeen was the curator of ‘The Other Story’ and will welcome our questions about the exhibition. Please bring your enquiries along – also, for instance, about his artistic practice, the founding of Third Text and ongoing institutional racism within the British art establishment. His archive on ‘The Other Story’ is partially available here
May 25. Venue: D117
With Sonia Boyce
Artist Sonia Boyce took part in ‘The Other Story’ – however, she brings a new perspective through her current research project on Black Artists and Modernism, which takes the show as a focus. In this session we will review the critical reception of ‘The Other Story’. Sonia joins us as a UAL professor, more here
Any enquiries please contact Lucy Steeds email@example.com
Image courtesy of Rasheed Araeen and Asia Art Archive