Rotimi Fani-Kayode's Photography

Location
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts - Lecture Theatre
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Dates
Monday 11th February 2019 (17:30-19:00)
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Contact

Rosie Watts, Learning & Engagement, Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Photography and Decolonising Queer Art History

This lecture by, Dr Greg Salter, explores the art of Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-89), a Nigerian-born, British-based photographer. Through his representations of the black queer body, Fani-Kayode's work combines references to the AIDS crisis, the gay leather scene, Yoruba spirit possession, and histories of slavery. This lecture considers how Fani-Kayode brings these disparate elements together and how this might reshape narratives of queer British art history.

Greg Salter is lecturer in art history at the University of Birmingham. He is completing his first book Art And Masculinity In Post-War Britain: Reconstructing Home (Bloomsbury), and is in the early stages of a new project on queer British art history and decolonisation.