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3rd July, 2017

Parallel Perspectives: Transnational curation in London 2015-16


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3rd July, 2017
10:00 - 12:00
Council Room, First Floor, King’s Building, King's College London, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS

Parallel Perspectives is a unique collection of essays which discusses the unusual coinciding of three major curatorial initiatives at Tate Britain, the British Library and the V&A in 2015-16. Each exhibition sought to offer insight into Britain’s imperial legacy and taken collectively, represented a significant moment to consider the complexities and opportunities for curation in multicultural and transnational London.

At the event King’s will also launch African Diaspora Artists in the 21st Century, a new film archive of interviews with contemporary British artists with links to the African diaspora that reveal the artistic strategies, concerns and motivations of these artists in the production of their work. The archive will be hosted in Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library ( and online at

You will have the opportunity to hear from leading voices across arts, culture and academia, discuss the current state of museum and gallery curation in the UK, and consider how best to reflect the impact that diaspora communities and other cultures have had – and are having – on the UK’s arts and cultural landscape.

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