Panel Discussion: Legacies of the Caribbean Artists Movement (1966-1972)

Decolonise Art History will hold its second event of the term on Tuesday 14th March. We will be hearing from MPhil student Peter Miller in conversation with Daniella Rose King and Rianna Jade Parker. King is a writer and curator concerned with artistic practices of the Caribbean and diaspora with a particular focus on feminist readings of transatlantic geographies and their histories of extraction. She is Adjunct Curator, Caribbean Diasporic Art, Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational. Parker is a writer, critic and researcher with an interest in internationalist Black cultural production. She is a founding member of the interdisciplinary collective Thick/er Black Lines and a contributing editor of Frieze.

The panel discussion will consider the artistic and political legacies of the Caribbean Artists Movement that took place in London between 1966-1972. British-Caribbean art history has tended to focus on the Black Art Movement of the 1980s and the now widely known black British practitioners that came to define it, figures such as Sonia Boyce, Lubaina Himid, Keith Piper and Donald Rodney. Looking back to a generation of diasporic artists who would not have considered themselves ‘black British’ in any coherent sense of that term, the discussion will complicate the emphasis placed upon the 1980s as a moment of unprecedented artistic activity. The speakers will explore how the visual artists of CAM and their contemporaries influenced the activism and aesthetics of the later Black Art Movement.

Drinks and refreshments provided, courtesy of the Department of History of Art.

🗓 6pm-7pm, Tuesday 14th March 2023
📍 Lecture Room 1, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art
Free Entry, all members of University of Cambridge welcome