Reflections on ‘The Pan-Afrikan Connection’

  • Rito, C. (Invited speaker)
  • Keith Piper (Invited speaker)
  • Marlene Smith (Invited speaker)
  • Ian Sergeant (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


‘The Pan-Afrikan Connection’ is an illustrated public discussion, asking why the exhibition at The Herbert Art Gallery remains pertinent today as it did in 1983. The work produced spoke of a “Black aesthetic” as quoted by Claudette Johnson in her artist statement for the exhibition, “[The] work of the black artist involves the expression of her or his life experience”. The discussions will address the aesthetics of the art and the intersectional themes inherent in the art work produced, of race, gender, sexualities, identities, place and belonging. Themes that remain critical in 2021, and as such, creates space for wider discussion of the legacy and impact of the BLK Art Group on artists and art today.
Period20 Nov 2021
Event titleCoventry Biennial 2021: Interference:s: BLK Art Group Day
Event typeOther
LocationCoventry, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational