Romuald Hazoumè, Article 14: Debrouillé-toi, toi-même!, 2012. Exhibited in 20:20, Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art, 2020. Photo: Mark Hinton.
Wolverhampton, Walsall, Rochdale
Introducing the museums selected to take part in Artists’ Legacies in the Museum: New Art Gallery Walsall, Touchstones Rochdale & Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
These three museums will take part in Study Days delivered by curators Tosin Adeosun, Lauren Craig and Alinta Sara – which will lead to the creation of a Toolkit focused on creating presence for Black British Artists in museum contexts – led by There is an Alternative (tialt).
Artists’ Legacies in the Museum was developed by Art360 Foundation to engage museum curatorial teams with the archives of Vanley Burke, Donald Rodney and Maud Sulter, to help recalibrate how institutions collect, share and preserve contemporary art and cultural heritage for future generations.
The project focuses on the development of architectures of transparency – operational structures that encourage collaborative working dynamics, thoughtful interpretation, cultural competence and humility, dialogue and action. It aims to create foundational guidelines which help museums give agency and presence to artists and curators as a central part of their working practice.
ALitM is supported by Art Fund.
Sonia Boyce, Black Female Hairstyles, 1995 installation view, Wolverhampton Art Gallery.