6 October 2017, 9 - 11am
A Conversation About the Journey from Postcolonial to Transnational
Hank Willis Thomas | Sir David Adjaye OBE | Prof. Paul Goodwin | Rachael Barrett
"In an increasingly complex period of globalisation, established certainties about the nature of culture, tradition and authenticity are being constantly questioned. The movement of peoples and artefacts is breaking down borders and producing new identities outside and beyond those of the nation state. It is no longer easy to define the nature of the local and the international, and many cultural interactions now operate on the level of the transnational." - TrAIN
In The Beautiful Game, his first solo show in the UK, artist Hank Willis Thomas questions the legacy of colonialism and politial policy in today's globalized society as influenced by sport. In concersation with internationally acclaimed Ghanaian born, British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, Professor Paul Goodwin, curato, Director of the resarch centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation [TrAIN], and current chair of Contemporary Art and Urbanism at the University of the Arts London, and moderated by Rachel Barrett, writer, curator and lecturer at the Jamaica based Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts, Thomas will discuss his artistic practice and the series of works in The Beautiful Game as well as the broader concerns of historical perspective and postcolonial, transnational legacies.
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