Martin Barlow, curator of the exhibition Moving Into Space at the National Football Museum talks about the exhibition.
The catalogue includes an introductory essay by the curators Maria Balshaw, Bryony Bond, Mary Griffiths and Natasha Howes which sets the historic context of the relationship between Manchester and West Africa and discusses the main themes which run throughout the exhibition. Other essays by Christine Eyene, Lubaina Himid, Koyo Kouoh and Alan Rice explore the wider context for the exhibition including tracing the image of the thread, an engagement with British artists of African descent, a focus on independent contemporary art spaces in West Africa and an exploration of the history of African Atlantic residents in Cottonopolis. Furthermore there are texts on each of the 33 artists in the exhibition with full colour images of their work.
Introductory essay by Maria Balshaw, Bryony Bond, Mary Griffiths and Natasha Howes
Essays by Christine Eyene, Lubaina Himid, Koyo Kouoh and Alan Rice
Full colour images throughout, 128 pages
Available through the shops at Manchester Art Gallery (0161 235 8832) and Whitworth Art Gallery (0161 275 7450 or through Cornerhouse Publications.
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Street life, dazzling dress, social commentary and a riot of sensuous colour interweave in a rich assembly of West African art, writes Charles Gore in the Times Higher Education