International Museums Day 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

International Museums Day is on 18 May 2020 and in celebration of the theme equality and diversity, I curated an online exhibition on the topic – Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation – for ArtUK’s new Curations platform. A selection of works from the exhibition below. ICOM UK is hosting a series of activities in partnership with British Council which can be found here.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Condominium

As a black artist of Ghanian descent, Yiadom-Boakye has said that “race is something that I can completely manipulate or reinvent or use as I want to,”

This Corner of Limbo 1991 Paul Gopal-Chowdhury (b.1949)

 “For myself, combining two very different images (Indian mythological and urban London) makes a situation which is both exciting and at times unbearable. I want to create an exchange between them so that everyday reality can appear mythic and the mythological part can become real.”

Aitchison, Craigie Ronald John; Portrait of Chris Ogidih; British Council Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/portrait-of-chris-ogidih-177090

Craigie Aitchison is quoted as saying: ‘When people ask me why I only paint black people … I always ask them why they only paint white people’ 

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