Dr. Eddie Chambers Lecture: “Re-reading Black British Artists’ Practices”
ICA Miami welcomes Dr. Eddie Chambers, professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, for a lecture at the Art + Research Center, titled “Re-reading Black British Artists’ Practices.” This virtual lecture is free and open to the public with advance RSVP.
How can Black British artists’ practices be more insightfully read, when they have been subject to erasure and a willful curatorial quarantining? On far too many occasions, Black British artists’ work has been corralled into group exhibitions that have often clumsily prioritized ‘race’ or ethnicity over the particular content or the formal aspects of an artwork. It’s not difficult to be critical of certain histories that have amplified certain aspects of an artist’s identity, while seemingly downplaying other, equally, or indeed more, important dimensions. It is though, perhaps more difficult to ascertain how best we can reflect on such matters, in this moment in time.
About Dr. Eddie Chambers
Eddie Chambers was born in Wolverhampton, England. He received his PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1998, for his study of press and other responses to the work of a new generation of Black artists in Britain, active during the 1980s. Following periods of teaching at Emory University, Atlanta, he joined the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in January 2010 where he is now a Professor, teaching classes and seminars relating to art history of the African Diaspora.