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.
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 blog
Blueprint for a Bogey
TALES OF THE CITY – FIONA TAN
FIONA TAN: DISORIENT – 2019
COMMONSpace – Everyday Racism
Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II (BNR II)
Empire of Love
GoMA at Home talks
Glasgow Museums’ publications