'For Oluwale (1971-3/1975): Collage and 'black art' in Britain' - CMT Seminar Series

6 March 2019, 4.00 PM - 6 March 2019, 6.00 PM

Dr Elizabeth Robles

Lecture Room 8, 21 Woodland Road

The Centre for Material Texts is pleased to share details of its second research seminar in the annual CMT seminar series, which will be held on:

Wednesday 6 March, 4-6pm, Lecture Room 8, rear of 21 Woodland Road, University of Bristol

Dr Elizabeth Robles, 'For Oluwale (1971-3/1975): Collage and 'black art' in Britain'

This paper takes up recent contentions that Rasheed Araeen's For Oluwale (1971-3/1975) represents the first 'black art' work produced in Britain, to trace the intertwining histories of collage, symmetry and politics. 

Dr Robles is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Contemporary Art in the History of Art department, University of Bristol. Her fellowship is for a project titled 'Making Waves: Black Artists and 'Black Art' in Britain from 1962-82'. 

All welcome.

Rasheed Araeen, ‘For Oluwale’, 1971-73 Photo credit: The Place is Here

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