Peter Kennard Maggie Regina 1983 Tuesday 1 February 2011, 11.30–16.00
How is ‘Britishness’ defined, and how can it be critiqued? How has culture shaped the nation’s ideas about itself? Is ‘Britishness’ relevant in contemporary society as a cultural form, and how has it adapted during different historical periods? Can it still exist and function as a collective concept?
The second in a series of seminars examining ‘Britishness’ in relation to art and culture explores its changing role and how different ideas, diasporas and diverging cultures have influenced a sense of national identity.
Sonia Boyce, Peter Kennard, Faisal Abdu’Allah and Jazzie B (Soul 2 Soul) discuss the influence of politics, subversion and subcultures on our collective and national consciousness.
The seminar will be chaired by Dr Raimi Gbadamosi, focusing on the 70s and 80s as a period of divergence in the characterisation of ‘Britishness’ as a cultural mode.
As part of a continuing professional development series by Tate’s partnership programme, Visual Dialogues which develops interventions and interpretation in response to British national and regional art collections and displays. Visual Dialogues: young people and artists interpreting art together.
Interesting talk to attend!
Tomorrow at Tate Britain.Starts early, 11.30 am!sometimes knowledge come with a cost.