Ingrid Pollard: Carbon Slowly Turning – Catalogue
This publication provides the first overview of works by British artist and photographer Ingrid Pollard. Pollard is renowned for using portrait and landscape photography to question our relationship with the natural world and to interrogate social constructs such as Britishness, race, sexuality and identity. Working across a variety of techniques from photography, printmaking, drawing and installation to artists' books, video and audio, Pollard combines meticulous research and experimental processes to make art that is at once deeply personal and socially resonant.
This book accompanies an exhibition at MK Gallery and Turner Contemporary, curated by Gilane Tawadros, with the artist, and supported by the Freelands Award 2020. Edited by Fay Blanchard and Anthony Spira. Essays by Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Cheryl Finley, Paul Gilroy, Mason Leaver-Yap and Gilane Tawadros.
By Ingrid Pollard.
Ingrid Pollard began her career in photography working in community arts, contributing to Spare Rib and other feminist publications in London in the 1980s. She first came to public attention in 1987 with the series Pastoral Interlude addressing the experience of black people in the landscape of Wordsworth's Lake District and other iconographic English sites. Using a mixture of 19th century and contemporary photographic techniques, her work combines a questioning appreciation of the beauty of England with enquiries into post-colonial identity.
A Brief History of Black British Art
By Rianna Jade Parker.
Black artists of African and Caribbean descent and major contributions to the British art scene.
Black artists in Britain have long been making major contributions to art history. While some of these artists have been embraced at times by the art world, for the most part they have not received the recognition they deserve.
Taking as its starting point the London-based Caribbean Artists Movement, this concise introduction showcases the work of over sixty Black British artists from the 1960s until the present. The works included here offer a lens through which to understand and contextualise the political and cultural climate, while shedding light on the unique Black British experience. Constructed around contemporary thoughts on race, nationhood, citizenship, gender, class, sexuality and aesthetics in Britain, this book explores themes at the heart of Black British Art.
At a time when representation of Black artists and the interrogation of the ethics of the art world have taken on a renewed urgency, this is a timely and accessible publication which celebrates Black artists in Britain and their outstanding contribution to art and global culture.