Episode 64 – Middlesbrough Collection, Why Are We Here? with Black Artists and Modernism

For this week’s episode we headed back down to the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art to have a look at the ‘Middlesbrough Collection, Why Are We Here? with Black Artists and Modernism‘ exhibition. For this one we’re joined by the wonderful Olivia Heron, an Assistant Curator at mima, who told us some more about the exhibition and shared some pretty cool stories when it came to getting the pieces together!

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“Through a collaboration with research group Black Artists & Modernism, the collection is audited for all contributions by artists of African, Asian and Middle East and North Africa Region descent in the UK in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.”

” The display is structured around questions that are key for any collection, explored through the perspective of the artwork: Where am I? Why am I here? Who am I? What am I doing? What’s next?. The results of this research are unveiled as they are uncovered, making new material available to the institution and its publics. “

Exhibition runs until 29th March 2020.

Location: Middlesbrough Institute for Modern Art

More information: here.

Here’s the link to the database Olivia mentioned towards the beginning of the episode.