Exhibiting Slavery in a Post-Imperial Context: Reflections on 2007 and Manchester’s Contributions. Illustrated talk with Professor Alan Rice

11
Oct
Exhibiting Slavery in a Post-Imperial Context: Reflections on 2007 and Manchester’s Contributions. Illustrated talk with Professor Alan Rice
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

£4.71 – £6.82

This illustrated talk will explore the landmark 2007 exhibition ‘Trade and Empire: Remembering Slavery’ curated by SuAndi, Kevin Dalton Johnson, Emma Poulter and Alan Rice at the Whitworth Art Gallery. Rice will outline the curatorial methodologies he and Poulter used to create their sections of the exhibition and discuss selections made and declined and the controversies they caused. These will range from eighteenth and nineteenth century slave narratives by Olaudah Equiano and Henry Box Brown to Contemporary art and textiles by Godfried Donkor and Althea McNish. Finally, he will discuss his donation to this Portico exhibition: an 1846 edition of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and the way its innovative binding using artwork by Lubaina Himid enables new and dynamic readings of the Transatlantic importance of Douglass who visited Manchester in that very year.

Portico Library M2 3HY

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