March 14 @ 12:00 am - March 18 @ 12:00 am
We Are Here UK: British BME Women are hosting their second exhibition at the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) Library from the 14th – 18th March 2018. The artists and exhibition will explore women’s suffrage and what ‘the new suffragettes’ and women’s activism looks like today in 2018 from the perspective of British BME (Black Minority Ethnic) women.
The group exhibition will display artworks by twenty-one British BME Women artists who have been invited to create artwork in response to the term ‘the new suffragettes’. The exhibition explores what intersectional feminism and activism look like in today’s Britain. These two identities, British and BME, are often seen as mutually exclusive, We Are Here UK: British BME Women aims to provide a platform for BME artists to explore their dual British identity and heritage.
The artists taking part are a mix of established and emerging British BME women artists, including students and recent graduates. Some of the artists include data illustrator at The Guardian, Mona Chalabi; Illustrator behind ‘The Little Book of Feminist Saints’ Manjit Thapp; Muslim Sisterhood, a photography collective set up by LSE alumni; gal-dem illustrator Charlotte M.A.; Artist and illustrator, Charlotte Edey and We Are Here co-founders and artists, Erin Aniker and Jess Nash, amongst many others.