A conversation between Dr Althea Greenan & Barby Asante
Nov 15

A conversation between Dr Althea Greenan & Barby Asante

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  • The Fine Arts are notorious for their lack of representation for women. With female artists less likely to have work sold through a gallery or achieve the highest sums at auction. The situation is changing and Her Art-Story celebrates the achievements of successful women working in the arts. / / / Her Art-Story is a series of intimate conversations between invited female artists and curators intended to provide inspiration to negotiate your own path in the art world or at the least have a greater understanding of female practitioners breaking new ground. All the artists at the forefront of their field share how they developed their practice and professional career and offer straightforward advice. / / / Her Art-Story and The Lightbox, Woking are delighted to invite you to listen to a conversation between Dr Althea Greenan, curator and archivist and Barby Asante, artist, lecturer and educator. Greenan has an encyclopedic knowledge of female art practice and Asante uses archives to explore the legacies of the past on the present. Their curatorial intentions share an interest in untold histories and an understanding of what working with archives can effect. In different capacities, both are involved with The Women's Art Library. / / / Dr Althea Greenan works in Special Collections and Archives at Goldsmiths University of London and curates the Women’s Art Library (WAL) collection there. Her work with the collection began in 1989 as a volunteer with the Women Artists Slide Library, the artists’ organization that became the Women’s Art Library in 1993. She remained with the collection when it was gifted to the Library at Goldsmiths University of London. She works with artists and academic researchers to help realise new projects based on the Women’s Art Library collection, in particular those that position the collection in contemporary practices. She has written on the work of women artists since the 1980s and her doctoral research at the University of Brighton considers the Women’s Art Library slide collection as a feminist post-digital space. She has published reviews, interviews and creative pieces in a range of publications from art magazines to academic journals. / / / Barby Asante is an artist, curator and researcher based in London and Amsterdam. Her work creates situations and spaces for dialogue, collective thinking, ritual and reenactment. Using archival material in the broadest sense, she is interested in breaking down the language of archive, not to insert or present alternatives to dominant narratives but to interrupt, interrogate and explore the effects and possibilities of the unheard and the missing. Over the last 20 years of artistic action she has created projects that have explored, liveness, performativity and sociability, to think about issues of place, identity and belonging, critically reflecting on race and social justice. Coming from the feminist position of the personal is political Barby's artistic journey travels through her own experience of coming from a Ghanaian migrant family growing up in the UK, institutional interventions, working with people, thinking about ways to create/occupy space, unearth un-constituted archives and un-accredited knowledges to articulate perspectives that reflect on the histories and legacies of slavery and colonialism that inform our present.Barby has shown work and developed projects nationally and internationally. / / / Her Art-Story is supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Project Grants. For further information about the series please visit https://herartstorytalks.wordpress.com/
  • Category
    Professional Development
  • Date & Time
    Nov 15 2018 at 06:00 PM - Nov 15 2018 at 08:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    The Lightbox. Chobham Rd. Woking GU21 4AA
  • Event Admins
    Laura Moreton-Griffiths