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Uncomfortable Truths

January 29, 2007 by  

The shadow of slave trading on contemporary art & design

Anissa-Jane, 'Lucy' from the larger work 'The Spirit of Lucy Negro', 2004. © Anissa-JaneAn exhibition addressing the ways in which contemporary art and design is informed by the legacy of slavery takes place at the V&A Museum from 20 February – 17 June 2007. Admission is Free to Uncomfortable Truths, where a series of works by African, American and European artists will be displayed throughout the museum’s public spaces.

Featured artists from Britain (Anissa-Jane, Lubaina Himid, Keith Piper and Yinka Shonibare), Africa (El Anatsui, Tapfuma Gutsa, Romuald Hazoumé and Julien Sinzogan), the United States (Michael Paul Britto and Fred Wilson) and Europe (Christine Meisner).

A two-day interdisciplinary conference ‘From Cane Field to Tea Cup: The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Art and Design’ will be taking place on 24 and 25 February 2007.

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