Fighting History Panel Discussion

10 Sep 2015

Event times

18:30 - 20:00

Cost of entry

£12, £8 concessions

Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 88,77A,C10
  • Pimlico
  • Vauxhall

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A multi-disciplinary panel discussion which explores the ways in which historical memory is utilised as an artistic strategy, and how visual materials can reclaim ‘forgotten’ histories.


How is ‘history’ made? Whose histories are recorded for posterity? How have counter-cultural impulses complicated official histories?

Join us for a multi-disciplinary panel discussion inspired by the Fighting History exhibition, exploring the ways in which historical memory is utilised as an artistic strategy, and how visual materials allow space for a reclamation of ‘hidden’ or ‘forgotten’ histories.

Speakers include artist Uriel Orlow, historian and curator S. I. Martin, and with chair, Director of Nottingham Contemporary, Alex Farquharson.


S I Martin is an author and researcher who has undertaken projects, research and training for numerous heritage organisations including the Black Cultural Archives, the National Maritime Museum, the Museum of London, the National Archives, several London boroughs and the BBC amongst others. He is the author of the novels Incomparable World, Jupiter Williams and Jupiter Amidships as well as the non-fiction title Britain’s Slave Trade. He is the founder of the 500 Years of Black London tours.

Uriel Orlow is a London-based artist known for his modular, multi-media installations that focus on specific locations and micro-histories and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. In 2015 Orlow had solo exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, John Hansard Gallery Southampton and Depo, Istanbul. Orlow’s work has also been shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, Manifesta 9 Genk, Recent British Artists Film and Video at Tate Britain, London and at other venues internationally.

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