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Residual: traces of the black body

13 Mar, 2015 at 12:00 am - 17 Apr, 2015 at 12:00 am

Residual is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015. Curated by Christine Eyene, the show follows the festival theme of EVIDENCE.

Selected works by international artists and photographers examine visual representations of the black body in contemporary society and culture. The exhibition title refers to the idea of what remains after the main visual or tangible part of something has been, removed or has disappeared. Featured artists include Cristiano Berti, George Hallett, Ingrid Pollard and Zanele Muholi and Larry Achiampong.

Christine Eyene is an independent curator and Guild Research Fellow in the School of Art, Design and Performance at University of Central Lancashire, specialising in contemporary African and Diaspora arts. She will be leading a talk about this exhibition and looking at some of the issues raised by representations of Africa and the black body in the West on Thursday 19 March at 6:30pm.

FORMAT International Photography Festival is the UK’s most significant biennale of photography, curated around the theme of EVIDENCE. The seventh edition of FORMAT takes place between 13 March and 12 April 2015.