We Will Walk: Yard Art and Fugitive Aesthetics


5.00 - 6.30 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

The Public History Centre presents curator and researcher Paul Goodwin, who will give a talk on Yard Art and Fugitive Aesthetics, taking as his starting point the exhibition ‘We Will Walk: Art and Resistance in the American South’ at Turner Contemporary an exhibition he co-curated with Hannah Collins. Showcasing work by African American artists from the ‘Deep South’ who lived through the Civil Rights movements and its aftermath, this timely exhibition addressed issues of race, class and resistance in an era of protest.

Paul Goodwin is Professor of Contemporary Art and Urbanisation at University of the Arts, London, and was previously Curator at Tate Britain, where he directed their pioneering Cross Cultural Programme, a multi-disciplinary platform dedicated to exploring the impact of globalisation and migration on contemporary art in the United Kingdom.

Paul Goodwin’s presentation will be followed by a conversation with Jess Twyman, curator of Art Exchange, expanding on themes and ideas raised before opening up to Q&A with the audience.

The event is chaired by Lucy Noakes, Department of History, University of Essex

To book your place at this online event, click here.

If you would like to find out more about Paul Godwin’s exhibition We Will Walk’ by taking a tour, click here.

‘We Will Walk: Yard Art and Fugitive Aesthetics’ is organised by the Public History Centre, Department of History, at the University of Essex.