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Reel Life

Article relating to an exhibition, 1987
Published by: The Face
Year published: 1987
Unpaginated.

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Original clipping from magazine/The Face/p.40/no date(circa 1987)/section called “Intro“/written about the Black Audio Film Collective

Title: Reel Life
Author: Leslie Goffe
Article features a photograph by Chris George with the following caption: “John Akomfrah and Lina Gopaul of the young, gifted, Black Audio Film Collective.”

From the article: “When the Black Audio Film Collective of Hackney won the British Film Instsute’s coveted John Grierson Award for documentary film-making for their Handsworth Songs their success was met with great surprise. Perhaps because the film’s director, John Akomfrah (29) is African, and its producer Lina Gopaul (28) is of Asian descent. Perhaps because they beat out The South Bank Show, Everyman, Forty Minutes and other luminaries. Perhaps because apart from a tape/slide production and one 16mm film, this was the first full-length feature the collective had made.”

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»  John Akomfrah OBE

Born, 1957 in Accra, Ghana

»  Edward George

Born, 1963 in London, England

Related exhibitions

»  Handsworth Songs

Film at Metro Cinema. 1987

Related venues

»  Metro Cinema

London, United Kingdom

Basquiat (The Face magazine, December 1984)

Article relating to an exhibition, 1984
Published by: The Face
Year published: 1984
Number of pages: 2

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Important piece on Jean-Michel Basquiat that came out in 1984, in the Face magazine, No. 56, December 1984, pages 12 and 13. In essence, the piece consisted of a detail of a Basquiat painting, plus two smaller reproductions of work by the artist. Surprisingly perhaps, none of the works are identified. The text is modest and was written by Jane Withers. The text begins, “Mentioning graffiti is not the ideal opening to a conversation with New York artist Jean Michel Basquiat. You will probably be met with a quizzical silence. “Oh man, this graffiti thing is more of a cross than anything. There are myths about me that are repeated again and again.” Whatever his erstwhile adventures as Samso (sic), an outlaw artist working on the street, he is not keen to enlarge on those days.”

The paragraph was appended with a note stating, “Jean Michel Basquiat’s first London show is at the ICA from Dec 14 - Jan 27”

Related people

»  Jean-Michel Basquiat

Born, 1960 in Brooklyn. Died, 1988

Related venues

»  Metro Cinema

London, United Kingdom