In London, the Colchester and Ipswich Museums are participating in “Material Response,” a region-wide program of international artist exchanges, set up to inspire and challenge contemporary craft culture. This year, the Ipswich Museum focuses its residency on the Caribbean, specifically linking with the Bahamas, from June 24 to July 10, 2011.
Description: “Material Response” forms part of stories of the world, one of the major projects at the heart of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It has been devised in collaboration with A FINE LINE: Cultural Practice in partnership with David A Bailey, MBE. For the duration of Ip-art, Ipswich Art School Gallery plays host to the Bahamian artist, who will activate one of the gallery spaces to produce new work that explores and expresses the relationships between people, cultural artifacts and the negotiated territories of cultural identity.
David A. Bailey (London, 1961) is a British-Caribbean photographer, writer, curator, cultural facilitator, and lecturer who lives and works in London and Nassau, The Bahamas. One of his main concerns is the notion of diaspora and black representation in art.
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