Life Between Islands : Caribbean-British Art 1950s - Now available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Life Between Islands : Caribbean-British Art 1950s - Now

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A fascinating book exploring the extraordinary breadth of Caribbean-British art over four generations

Showcasing 70 years of culture, experiences and ideas expressed through art, from visionary paintings to documentary photography, this book and the exhibition it accompanies features over 40 artists, including those of Caribbean heritage as well as those inspired by the Caribbean, such as Ronald Moody, Frank Bowling, Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson, Peter Doig, Hew Locke, Steve McQueen, Grace Wales Bonner and Alberta Whittle, working across film, photography, painting, sculpture and fashion.

Arranged chronologically, it will feature artists of the Windrush generation who came to Britain in the 1950s, including Denis Williams, Donald Locke and Aubrey Williams and explore the Caribbean Artists Movement, an informal group of creatives like Paul Dash and Althea McNish, whose tropical modernist textile designs were inspired by the Caribbean landscape. It will also explore works from the Black Art Movement of the 1970s and 80s depicting the social and political struggles faced by second generation members of the Caribbean-British community and more recent artists such as Peter Doig, Chris Ofili and Marcia Michael.

  • Authors: Alex Farcquharson and David Bailey
  • Hardcover: 192 pages | 150 colour illustrations
  • Date published: December 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781849767651
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 21.8 cm

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