Celebrate Black History Month
Consider and question the intentions, politics and legacy of this landmark artwork
Hear Nigerian-born visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby discuss her influences and practice
Listen to and watch an in-depth audio description of Chris Ofili's No Woman, No Cry
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The British black arts movement was a radical political art movement founded in 1982 inspired by anti-racist discourse and feminist critique, which sought to highlight issues of race and gender and the politics of representation
Identity politics is the term used to describe an anti-authoritarian political and cultural movement that gained prominence in the USA and Europe in the mid-1980s, asking questions about identity, repression, inequality and injustice and often focusing on the experience of marginalised groups
The Black Audio Film Collective is a pioneering arts initiative founded in 1982 whose ground-breaking experimental works engaged with black popular and political culture in Britain and the black / Asian Diasporas
Formed in Wolverhampton, England, in 1979, The Blk Art Group was an association of young black artists who, inspired by the black arts movement, raised questions about what black art was, its identity and what it could become in the future
Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that combines science-fiction, history and fantasy to explore the African-American experience and aims to connect those from the black diaspora with their forgotten African ancestry
Sonia Boyce conveys political messages focusing on black representation
Watch acclaimed American artist Kerry James Marshall discuss his career, work and exploration of black culture
Watch Kahlil Joseph's film inspired by the haunting black and white photography of Roy DeCarava.
The British filmmaker and installation artist presents three key examples of his work
Be Inspired by Black History
Writer Jay Bernard reflects on the lives of Black communities living in London and their representation in contemporary media and ...
Exploring how Sonia Boyce explores her own sense of self in relation to media images of blackness and whiteness in ...
Watch kids exploring an exhibition of Black American art
Dig Deeper into Race and Identity
A recent painting of London Bridge (in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) by Kerry James Marshall, on display at Tate Britain ...
Rotimi Fani-Kayode arrived in Brighton aged 11 in 1966, having fled Nigeria’s civil war. After coming out as gay, he ...
Brooklyn-born fashion activist Bethann Hardison discusses colonialism and cultural appropriation, from Van Dyck to Victoria's Secret