Articles to read
Art content that isn’t your usual stale white bread
- Titus Kaphar’s Art Showcased in Two Major Shows
- How four women and non-binary people of colour used self-portraits as a vehicle for rebellion
- Artist Kara Walker has gifted the UK a huge fountain to remind us of its role in the slave trade
- Australian photographer Atong Atem feels more at home in a sci-fi future than a colonial present
- Panteha Abareshi’s shows what it’s like to be chronically ill in the age of health anxiety
- Ananya Rao-Middleton on using art to piece yourself back together after a brain injury
But how do we actually Decolonise the arts?
- How Black Women In Liverpool Are Reclaiming Colonial Spaces
- Alberta Whittle’s Decolonizing Impulse
- Finding the Right Words to Decolonize Art’s Mores, Canons and Practices
- Decolonial Documents
- The Overwhelming Whiteness of Black Art
- SOME ART ISN’T MADE FOR WHITE AUDIENCES AND THAT’S OK
- The Black Art Matters protesters calling for change
- Black Art Matters
Videos to watch
Podcasts for your ears
- The White Pube – If you don’t know a lot about the White pube check out their origin story first.
- Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic – Features interviews and discussions with black women and non-binary artists.
- The Royal Academy Podcast – Black art and activism – Listen to Sonia Boyce, Dr Kimathi Donkor, Jacob V Joyce and Dr Michael McMillan discuss whether black artists should be expected issues of race and representation.
- Art Matters – Soul of a Nation – A conversation with Zoé Whitley, one of the co-curators of ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power‘.
- Cerebral Women Art Talks – Conversations with art professionals and practicing artists focused on POC and women artists. Check out ‘A Conversation with Grace Lynne Haynes’, the one with Carrie Mae Weems and Renee Cox, because I liked them.
Organisations and People you should check out
- The White Pube
- Decolonising the Arts Curriculum
- Surviving Art School: An Artist of Colour Tool Kit
- Rooted Zine
- Sugarcane Magazine
- The Black Arts Forum
- Inc Arts Uk
social media to follow
Organisations and people actively decolonising the arts
Follow if you want some black art in your life
Platforms supporting artists that don’t fit that sad ‘White man’ mold