Unattributable Briefs : Act One
Opening: Friday 11 November 2022
11 November - 27 November
12-8pm Thurs, Fri | 12-6pm Sat, Sun
Staffordshire St presents Unattributable Briefs: Act One, a solo exhibition by Rudy Loewe (b.1987). This body of new work looks towards Black Power movements in the English-speaking Caribbean during the 1960s and 70s, particularly in Bermuda and Trinidad.
Unattributable Briefs: Act One features paintings, drawings and archival reproductions from The National Archives. The works are a part of Loewe’s practice-based PhD research, using recently declassified records from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as source material. This body of research interrogates the role that the British government took in suppressing Caribbean Black Power at this critical moment for Independence.
Unattributable Briefs: Act One focuses on the actions taken by Caribbean Black Power activists striving for self-determination. This will be followed by Unattributable Briefs: Act Two in 2023 at Orleans House Gallery. The second iteration highlights the operations that the British government took against Caribbean activists, such as unattributable propaganda.
Rudy Loewe is a visual artist who uses painting and drawing to address black histories, Caribbean folklore and gender & sexuality. Their practice interrogates what has become truth in the collective memory, envisaging alternate futures that centre black queer and trans experience.
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This exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Reading Group: Black Power
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Tuesday 15th November 6-8pm
Tuesday 22 November 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: Archives and Artistic Practice
Rudy Loewe will host a 90-minute panel discussion with Ajamu X, Onyeka Igwe and Jacob V Joyce
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Thursday 17 November 6-8pm
Community Day event to celebrate the final weekend of the Unattributable Briefs: Act One exhibition
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Saturday 26 November 1-6pm