textures of Black2020
an interrupted (by lockdown #2) collaborative intervention with textures of Black in a white cube.
The provocation invited gallery visitors to take up, hold, and transform space in a political way. Stereotypes attached to the purity of white and the ugly black were used to break binaries and reconsider practices of policing and polishing within arts spaces. Those historically excluded from arts spaces are also those that are policed and dominated the most namely Black and Global majority beings, beings with disability, children and babies. Beings self-identifying this way joined the movement.
'This space was not made for us
a message left in black on one of the 4 white walls of the Artspace Arcadia City Gallery in Coventry.