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Ikon Gallery Talk – Dr Jareh Das and Dr Virginia Nimarkoh on Donald Rodney

Friday 20 August, 1 - 2pm

Dr Jareh Das, curator, and Dr Virginia Nimarkoh, artist, consider the development of Donald Rodney’s artistic practice in the 1990s whilst living with sickle cell disease. The event is chaired by Melanie Pocock, Ikon curator, and features Donald Rodney and Rose Finn-Kelcey’s soundwork Truth, Dare, Double Dare (1996), currently on show at Ikon. This event is supported by Paul Mellon […]

Ikon Gallery Talk and Screening – Keith Piper and Robert Beckford

Thursday 19 August, 1-2pm

Artist Keith Piper discusses his new digital video, A Ship Called Jesus (Redux) (2021) with Professor Robert Beckford, Director, Institute of Climate and Social Justice, University of Winchester and Professor of Black Theology, The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham. Together they consider the complex relationship between people of African descent and Christianity, and the Blk Art Group’s covert, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes antagonistic, relationship with Black Christianity. This event is […]

Ikon Gallery Talk – Osman Yousefzada in conversation with Sathnam Sanghera 

Friday 20 August, 6-8pm

Author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera discusses his new book Empireland (2021) with artist Osman Yousefzada. Through his writing Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. It is only by stepping back and seeing where we really come from, that we can begin to understand who we are and […]

Art History Festival | A Victorian Michelangelo: The Global Legacy of G. F. Watts’s Symbolism

Room 61 | Saturday 25 September 2021 | 4.30-5pm

Gursimran Oberoi

Art History Festival | Art and the Religious Imagination: A Conversation with Rowan Williams

Sainsbury Wing Theatre | Saturday 25 September 2021 | 4-4.45pm

Deborah Lewer in Conversation with Rowan Williams

Art History Festival | Rethinking Blackness in Western Art

Room 9 | Saturday 25 September 2021 | 3.15-3.45pm

Alayo Akinkugbe

Art History Festival | Art Detectives with Philip Mould and Aviva Burnstock

Sainsbury Wing Theatre | Saturday 25 September 2021 | 2.15-3pm

Philip Mould and Aviva Burnstock

Art History Festival | An Olfactory Journey

Room 34 | Saturday 25 September 2021 | 1.45-2.15pm

Tasha Marks – event organised by the Arts Society 

Art History Festival | In Conversation with Christine Checinska: Design History and African Diasporas

Sainsbury Wing Theatre | Saturday 25 September 2021 | 12.30-1.15pm

Design History Society 

Art History Festival | Museums as Culture Factories

Room 53 | Saturday 25 September | 11.45-12.15pm

Charles Saumarez Smith in conversation with Richard Williams