University of Central Lancashire (Media Innovation Studio, Media Factory), Preston, PR1 2XY
Wed 17th February 2016 3:00PM


Making Histories Visible launches the MHV Lecture Series on Wednesday 17 February 2016 with a lecture by Christine Eyene, art historian, curator and Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire.

Entitled The Exhibition Performed, this lecture/video/sound presentation focuses on “All of us have a sense of rhythm” an exhibition developed by Eyene in 2015 as part of David Roberts Art Foundation’s Curators’ Series #8. An original research into rhythmic patterns in material and immaterial productions within African traditional arts and contemporary cultures, the project included sculpture, photography, dance, music, sound and video arts.

Bringing together John Cage, African-American modern dance pioneers Syvilla Fort and Pearl Primus, Black literature with Léopold Sédar Senghor and Langston Hughes, alongside contemporary art practices, the exhibition was described as breaking open assumed meeting points to forge new ones by Salomé Voegelin who spoke of “a confident plural ethnography speaking for itself in a contemporary voice, claiming a complex origin and influence that demands we too reconsider the vantage points of canonical history…” (The Wire, issue 378, August 2015, p. 74).

Eyene will discuss the research and curatorial process leading to the making of this exhibition. She will also introduce the work of some of the featured artists including Younès Baba-Ali, Julien Bayle, Em’Kal Eyongakpa, Zak Ové, Michel Paysant and Anna Raimondo. Guest artists Larry Achiampong and Evan Ifekoya will also present their art and sound practice; they will be joined by William Titley, Artist, Director at In-Situ, and Lecturer in Fine Art at UCLan.

The MHV Lecture Series is developed by Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual arts research project based at the Centre for Contemporary Art (School of Art, Design and Fashion), University of Central Lancashire. The series invites local and international scholars, art practitioners, and creative professionals to deliver guest lectures in the field of contemporary arts from a culturally diverse perspective. Making Histories Visible is led by Lubaina Himid MBE, Professor of Contemporary Art.

Event Details

Doors Open at 3:00PM
From 3:00PM to 6:00PM


University of Central Lancashire (Media Innovation Studio, Media Factory), Preston, PR1 2XY

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