On monuments and the structures of racism

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Discussion, Topical | No Comments

John Akomfrah in conversation with Tina Campt, Ekow Eshun, Saidiya Hartman This discussion, recorded on Thursday 18 June 2020, examined the legacy of John Akomfrah’s early films, such as Signs of Empire and Handsworth Songs, in the context of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, the destruction of colonial monuments and the structures of institutional racism. The conversation was moderated by writer and broadcaster […]


Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Uncategorised | No Comments

On Tuesday we posted a black box on Instagram in support of #BlackOutTuesday. We were challenged about this and now recognise that a black box is not enough. We need to be stronger and more proactive in our response to systemic racism.    At Crescent Arts we express our solidarity with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people […]