I remember being taught to question everything when I did an A’ Level is Sociology. Reading about this event has reminded me about that. It has also reinforced how people in power and control can use images and perceptions in a way that has everlasting positive or negative affects.
What? – The Black Image
When? – Sunday 4th May 3pm-5.15pm
Where? – National Portrait Gallery
St Martins Lane
How? – Leicester Square tube station
Cost? – Free entry: First come, first served
Please bring a donation
A very revealing presentation and film which shows how the image of African people has been deliberately altered by Europeans to show negativity. In the 15th century African people were portrayed in European art as noble, sophisticated and intelligent. With the rise of Empire these images were thrown out and replaced with demeaning stereotypes which still inform public opinion via children’s books and Hollywood movies . This analysis of popular and world famous British art, museums and modern media by Moira Stuart, David Dabydeen and Richard Hart will surprise and disturb. Previously sold out please be on time to secure your seat.
Do you see 2 faces or a vase?
Do you see a young lady or an older one?
Do you see a young lady or an older gent?