Silence, and the Dynamising of African Creative Resistance

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In the face of enslavement, colonialism and cultural suppression, peoples of African descent have fought to maintain cherished cultural practices. 

Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, the new Director of V&A East, tells the story of how that resistance came to inspire the creation of some of the most dynamic artistic practice of the modern age.

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This event was on Thu, 15 Oct 2020


Dr Gus Casely-Hayford OBE

Gus is a British curator, cultural historian, broadcaster and lecturer. He is currently the Director of V&A East and formerly, the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.

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