Coffee with a Curator:From Ornament to Change – Contemporary Art and Human Rights programmes

In 2002 GoMA launched its social justice programmes with Sanctuary: Contemporary art and human rights. ​In this “Coffee with a Curator”, recorded on 9 April 2021, Producer Curator – Katie Bruce discusses the development of the social justice programmes for GoMA and their impact on the museum.

Through a reflection ​on these programmes​, she ​discusses their influence, especially ​in light of the current drive to acknowledge our museums’ colonial past, their role as civic spaces, and the structural changes needed to address the issues raised by Black Lives Matter, gender inequality and climate justice.

CONTENT WARNING:
This talk contains references to violence against women, homophobic and racist language that people might find distressing.

The following links to exhibitions, artists, publications and projects were mentioned in the talk and placed in the chat.

Contemporary art and human rights
Playing with Discomfort
ATELIER PUBLIC
ATELIER PUBLIC blog
Blueprint for a Bogey
Jacqueline Donachie
TALES OF THE CITY – FIONA TAN
FIONA TAN: DISORIENT – 2019
COMMONSpace – Everyday Racism
Polygraphs
After Dark
Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II (BNR II)
Domestic Bliss
Queer Times
Empire of Love
Everyday Racism
COMMONSpace
GoMA at Home talks
Glasgow Museums’ publications

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