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Do the black thing

Article relating to a film, 1991
Published by: Evening Standard
Year published: 1991
Unpaginated.

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clipping from original and A3 photocopied from original/Evening Standard/Thursday 18 July 1991/page 24

Title: Do the black thing
subtitle: Praised at Cannes, Young Soul Rebels is a film about London, the Seventies, clubs and being black. Its director Isaac Julien talks to Ian Moody
Author: Ian Moody
Article contains 3 images, a portrait of Isaac Julien, a still from the film and a photograph of the director, Spike Lee

From the article:“Isaac Julien is being hailed as Britain’s answer to Spike Lee after his latest film Young Soul Rebels opened critics’ week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.” “He also met Nadine Marsh-Edwards, now 30, who produced Young Soul Rebels. Four years later, 1994, the pair co-founded Sankofa Film and Video, a pioneering group of creative young blacks who were not prepared to sit back and lament lack of opportunity.”

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»  Isaac Julien CBE RA

Born, 1960 in London, England

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»  Young Soul Rebels

Film 1990

Black pride and prejudice

Review relating to an exhibition, 1990
Published by: Evening Standard
Year published: 1990
Unpaginated.

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Single sheet A3 portrait/monochrome photocopy taken from original/review from Evening Standard - Thursday 4 January, 1990 p.25

Title: Black pride and prejudice
Author: Brian Sewell

Review contains two reproductions of images with the following credits: “An untitled 1986 acrylic canvas by Keith Piper from The Other Story; Saleem Arif’s Squaring the Circle (1984-89). Underneath the title is enlarged type with the following quote: “They argue that they are rejected and ignored, when they are nothing of the kind.”
A largely negative review of the group exhibition, The Other Story, by the well known art critic (here described as “critic of the year”). An extract from the text: “Apart from Boyce and Locke, we have seen it all before. Having either no traditions of their own, or traditions so exhausted that no nourishment is to be drawn from them, these artists parrot Western visual idioms that they do not understand and that have been exposed as silly and pretentious. That they should demand serious attention for their third-rate imitations of the white man’s cliche must seem outrageous to all who care to judge by quality. Talent in the white west is an extremely rare phenomenon and most Western art is indifferent at best. I see no reason to distort the judgement that damns it so as to praise the work of artists just as bad, or worse, because they make a noisy business of being black.”

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»  Brian Sewell

Born, 1931 in Market Bosworth,England. Died, 2015

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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

Painting in black and white

Letter relating to an exhibition, 1990
Published by: Evening Standard
Year published: 1990
Unpaginated.

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Single sheet A4 portrait/monochrome photocopy from original cut out and glued to paper/published letter in response to review by Brian Sewell (Evening Standard, Thurs 4 Jan, 1990)/from Evening Standard, 17 January, 1990 (no page ref.)

Title: Painting in black and white
Author: Sandy Nairne, Arts Council, Piccadilly

Critical response to Brian Sewell’s review of The Other Story published previously by the Evening Standard.
An extract from the letter: “Brian Sewell (Black pride and prejudice, 4 January) claims that African and Asian artists living in Britain are widely acclaimed… Glancing through potted biographies of the 24 artists exhibited he notes works purchased sporadically by public collections and mentions the odd teaching job. He then concludes that all the artists are doing well for themselves… It is little better if you look wider at the visual arts establishment itself; the entire British art museum and gallery sector only employs six African or Asian curators and there is only one black or Asian officer in all of the visual arts funding bodies.”

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»  Brian Sewell

Born, 1931 in Market Bosworth,England. Died, 2015

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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

Art in black and white

Letter relating to an exhibition, 1990
Published by: Evening Standard
Year published: 1990
Unpaginated.

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Single sheet A4 portrait/original clipping taken from newspaper mounted on white paper/taken from Evening Standard, 9 January 1990 (no page ref)/letter written in response to a review in the same newspaper

Title: Art in black and white
Author: John Binek

Letter written in response to the review of The Other Story by Brian Sewell in the Evening Standard, 4 January, 1990.
An extract from the text: “I was saddened to read Brian Sewell’s piece (Black pride and prejudice, 4 January) on The Other Story exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, I have seldom seen a review so prejudiced and in such bad taste… To those of us who do not have the opportunity to visit all galleries and museums Mr Sewell mentions it was an opportunity to see something new. Mr Sewell would have done better to tell us about the pictures and to spare us his bitterness.…

Related people

»  Brian Sewell

Born, 1931 in Market Bosworth,England. Died, 2015

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Related venues

»  Cornerhouse

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom