Thurs 10 Jun - 19:00-21:00 - Intersections in the Art of Elsa James

Wednesday 9th June 2021

Thurs 10 Jun - 19:00-21:00 - Intersections in the Art of Elsa James

Intersections in the art of Elsa James
Thurs 10 June
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Join Jon Blackwood for an in-conversation event with artist, Elsa James and Firstsite to celebrate the launch his new publication, Intersections in the Art of Elsa James. This new text is the result of an ongoing conversation on the artist’s studio practice, discussing two seminal works made between 2006-10 and her practice from 2018 to date. 

Jon Blackwood is a reader in contemporary art at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. His research is based on the interactions of regionalism, peripherality, national identity, and contemporary art. Jon has also worked extensively in the former Yugoslavia and post-Soviet spaces considering notions of cultural ecology and post-socialist transition.

Elsa James is a British African-Caribbean, conceptual artist and activist living in Essex since 1999. Her work intervenes in the overlapping discourses of race, gender, diaspora and belonging. Her black British identity ignites her interdisciplinary and research-based practice, located within the fields of contemporary performance, text and language-based art, socio-political and socially engaged art; occasionally dabbling with drawing and painting.

The publication has been supported by Arts Council England, Firstsite Gallery and Metal.

It will be available to download as an e-book and can be purchased from the Firstsite Gallery shop.


Wednesday 9th June 2021
19:00 - 21:00



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