Unknown photographer, Untitled Photograph (1987) Courtesy of the estate of Donald Rodney

Donald Rodney
Donald Rodney at Celine
3/2 493 Victoria Road G42 8RL
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Fri 24 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Sun, 12pm – 6pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Artist-run space Celine hosts an exhibition of work by artist Donald Rodney. A leading figure in Britain’s BLK Art Group of the 1980s, Rodney was renowned for appropriating images from the mass media and popular culture in order to explore issues of racial identity and racism. 

Rodney’s pioneering engagements with new media and technology makes his work especially relevant to a new generation of artists living and working today. An inspiring figure during his life, Rodney has become underrepresented since 1998 when he died from sickle cell anaemia, aged 37. In addition to the exhibition is a video portrait of Rodney by Trevor Mathison and Edward George and an in-conversation event at CCA with artists Keith Piper and Alberta Whittle, alongside a screening of The Genome Chronicles by John Akomfrah.

Supported by the estate of Donald Rodney, Glasgow International, professor Mike Phillips and Dr. Guido Bugmann

Curated by Ian Sergeant and Celine

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