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Black Art Gallery | Maud Sulter - City Limits review

Article relating to an exhibition, 1987
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1987
Unpaginated.

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Small cutting from City Limits/November 26 - December 3 1987/clipping stuck with sellotape to a single sheet of A4

Title: Black Art Gallery: Maud Sulter. Writer: Mark Currah. This text refers to the exhibition, Sphinx

From the article: “…And traces of the slave -trade apparently still litter the island: manacles and chains still turn up in the sand. But Sulter has avoided such images, preferring an implied content. There are no direct references in the pictures to the history that made them, understanding must come from a close examination of an apparently neutral landscape. An attitude that might be used more often, and indicate that rarely if ever is a landscape as innocent as many artists would have us believe.”

Related people

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

Related exhibitions

»  Sphinx

Solo show at The Black-Art Gallery, Pavilion. 1987

Related venues

»  The Black-Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Pavilion

Leeds, United Kingdom

Sutapa Biswas

Review relating to an exhibition, 1992
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1992
Unpaginated.

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Single sheet A4 photocopy/Listings magazine - City Limits/November 5 -12 1992, no page ref/Preview and image by Robin Dutt for an exhibition.

Title:Sutapa Biswas: Synapse
The Photographers’ Gallery

From the text: “In her latest exhibition Sutapa Biswas experiments with memeory and desire. But she draws on many inspiration, trawls history and personalises and depersonalises the whole act of remembering and referencing.”

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

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»  Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow

Leeds, United Kingdom

»  Or Gallery

Vancouver, Canada, Canada

»  The Photographers’ Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Horizon | Sutapa Biswas - City Limits review

Review relating to an exhibition, 1987
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1987
Unpaginated.

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Cuttings from magazine sellotaped onto a single sheet of A4/no page reference/from the listings magazine City Limits July 2-9 1987/Review of an exhibition

Title: Horizon - Sutapa Biswas
Written by Mark Currah

From the text: “Perhaps it is pure coincidence that her family emigrated from India when Sutapa Biswas was only a few years old, but a young child often plays a significant part in her large pastel drawings.” Cutting contains a photographic reproduction of one of the pastel drawings - contains no credits.

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

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»  Horizon Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Looking for Langston

Article relating to a film, 1989
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1989
Unpaginated.

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Original clipping/City Limits/1 - 8 June 1989/page 21/Contains a still image from the film (uncredited)/written by Nick James

Short interview with Issac Julien about the screening on Channel 4 of his film: Looking for Langston

““Bruce Nugent for example was a bohemian, and it was that kind of lifestyle, that poetic nuance that I wanted to share with everybody“. Director Issac Julien is talking about one of the poets featured in Looking for Langston, his study of the Harlem Renaissance of the 20’s shown on Channel 4 in March and is now getting a cinema release at the Metro with “Fun Down There.“

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»  Martina Attille

Born, 1959 in St Lucia

»  Isaac Julien CBE RA

Born, 1960 in London, England

»  Sankofa

Related exhibitions

»  Looking for Langston

Film 1989

The Other Story - City Limits

Article relating to an exhibition, 1989
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1989
Unpaginated.

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2 sheets A4 portrait/original clippings from magazine-monochrome type with colour illustrations/article taken from City Limits, 30 November - 7 December 1989, p.16-17

Title: The Other Story
Subtitle: This week, the Hayward hosts the first ever major exhibition of work by black artists. But already the show is stirring up controversy. Amanda Sebestyen reports.

Article contains a number of colour reproductions of works shown within the featured exhibition - with the following caption: “Clockwise from left: “Destruction of the NF“ by Eddie Chambers; F N Souza’s “Black Nude“; “She ain’t holding them up, she’s holding on“ by Sonia Boyce; Ivan PeriesThe Arrival“. Article looks at the exhibition and the surrounding media controversy and discusses some of artists involved and their careers and speaks to the curator, Rasheed Araeen. It is hard to ascertain whether the writer supports the curator for choosing to represent so few female artists but overall this article is in broad support of the politics underlying the exhibition. An extract from the text: ““This is not a black art show. This is not an ethnic art show ““First of all“, he says “it’s an act of historical justice. A homage to the talented generations who left their home countries and challenged the metropolitan avant-garde. Their successes were often phenomenal, but their names have been erased in their own lifetimes.“”

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»  Rasheed Araeen

Born, 1935 in Karachi, Pakistan

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Eddie Chambers

Born, 1960 in Wolverhampton, England

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

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»  Cornerhouse

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The Elbow Room - 2 Reviews

Review relating to an exhibition, 1986
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1986
Unpaginated.

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Single sheet A4 portrait/monochrome text and image reproduced from original/2 clippings that relate to the gallery The Elbow Room

1) Title: The Elbow Room
Author: uncredited
Source: City Limits, 8-15 May, 1986

Brief review of the exhibition Unrecorded Truths (wrongly named Untold Stories). From the article: “The Elbow Room is at present little more than a dusty space in a derelict block at the end of a cul-de-sac. But the artists telling their Untold Stories here are angry.”

2) Title: The Elbow Room
Author: Nigel Pollitt
Source: City Limits, 1-8 May 1986

Brief profile of artist and founder of The Elbow Room Gallery, Lubaina Himid - article is accompanied by a photograph of the artist in the gallery. From the article: “In 1979, when Lubaina Himid, three years out of art college, started her first gallery in a Covent Garden restaurant, her artists, with one exception, were white. ‘There aren’t really any black artists’, remarked a respected art world friend two years later. Lubaina couldn’t contradict but thought: ‘somehow, somewhere, something was wrong.’”

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Allan deSouza

Born, 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Related exhibitions

»  Unrecorded Truths

Group show at Elbow Room. 1986

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»  Elbow Room

London, United Kingdom

Numbered Days

Letter relating to an exhibition, 1986
Published by: City limits
Year published: 1986
Unpaginated.

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Single sheet A4 portrait/monochrome reproduction from original/letter written in reference to a previous review in the same magazine

Title: Numbered Days
Author: Allan deSouza
Source: City Limits, 29 May - 5 June, 1986 (No page ref)

Letter written by participating artist in the exhibition, Unrecorded Truths at the Elbow Room, London - in response to a review written by Mark Currah (see item titled ‘Elbow Room - 2 reviews’). The artist takes exception at the critic for getting the title of the exhibition wrong and then making what the artist interprets as simplistic and potentially racist sweeping statements about the work shown. From the article: “He launches enthusiastically into his own demise by getting the title wrong; according to him it becomes ‘Untold Stories’. He then proceeds to define and categorise the multiplicity of work into the single definition of ‘angry’ black artists ‘spelling out their rage in black and white’. I am angry and what angers me most is institutionalised (white) power, in this instance, the arrogance of someone who has no empathy or understanding of the work but nevertheless attempts to define it. A case of anti-racist racism?”

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»  Allan deSouza

Born, 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Related exhibitions

»  Unrecorded Truths

Group show at Elbow Room. 1986

Related venues

»  Elbow Room

London, United Kingdom

The Thin Black Line - City Limits

Review relating to an exhibition, 1985
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1985
Unpaginated.

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Single sheet A4 portrait/original clipping taken from magazine stuck onto white paper with sellotape/monochrome type with colour image on newsprint

Title: The Thin Black Line
Author: Nigel Pollitt
Source: City Limits, 22-28 November 1985 - no page ref
Article contains an image with the following credit: ‘Illustrated: Sutapa Biswas’.

Preview for the exhibition, The Thin Black Line at the ICA from the text: “’My work is a mixture of humour, fury, celebration and optimism depending upon your health, your wealth, your colour and gender’ says artist-selector Lubaina Himid in the catalogue accompanying The Thin Black Line. She could be speaking for all eleven black women artists who’ve made it to the ICA in what must be record time for an institution that usually prefers international reputation to contemporary bite. Like Sutapa BiswasThe Only Good Indian, which I wouldn’t advise Leon Brittan to see unless his heart is strong.”

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»  Sutapa Biswas

Born, 1962 in Bolpur, India

»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Chila Kumari Singh Burman

Born, 1958 in Liverpool, England

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

Related exhibitions

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»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom

Pentonville: Adventures Close to Home - review

Review relating to an exhibition, 1987
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1987
Unpaginated.

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One of a number of favourable reviews of the Keith Piper and Donald Rodney collaboration, held at Pentonville Gallery, Adventures Close to Home. The review was written by long-time City Limits art critic, Mark Currah. From the review: “Keith Piper and Donald Rodney have each made a separate installation dealing with policing and the methods that led to the shooting of Cynthia Jarrett and Cherry Groce. What is striking is how they have moulded the memory of these events into artworks which make a stronger statement  than agitation could.” The page number of the review is not noted, though the review came from City Limits of September 3 - 10, 1987.

Note: Cynthia Jarrett was not shot by the police, but died of a heart attack during the course of a police invasion of her home.

Related people

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

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»  The Pentonville Gallery

London, United Kingdom

New Reviews

Review relating to an exhibition, 1986
Published by: City Limits
Year published: 1986
Unpaginated.

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Small cutting/single column - from City Limits, sellotaped onto yellow paper/No date, no page reference

Title: New Reviews
Subtitle: Pentonville Gallery: Lubaina Himid
Author: Mark Currah
From the review: “A Fashionable Marriage takes its characters from the world of art and presents them with scathing glee. The young male “British Painters from the school of Angst Complacency“, the feminist artist constucted from carefully partitioned gimics, the vacuous critic with ludicrous ruff of sterile gloves.”

Related people

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

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»  The Pentonville Gallery

London, United Kingdom