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Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life
Major exhibition by Anish Kapoor opens at Houghton Hall
Major exhibition by Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall
Now screening: Stanley Whitney in conversation with Ben Okri
Conversation | Stanley Whitney and Ben Okri

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Conversation | Stanley Whitney and Ben Okri

On the occasion of his exhibition ‘Afternoon Paintings’ (2 October – 2 November 2019), Stanley Whitney was joined by author and poet Ben Okri on Saturday 5 October to discuss Whitney’s working methods, thoughts on rhythm and colour, and the influence on his work of music, poetry and literature. Whitney’s discussion of race and politics through the lens of his career is also informative for his current online exhibition, No to Prison Life (13 – 26 July): “Being black in America has always been bad. I’ve never seen it good. My parents grew up in the worst time for black people in America after slavery. So from Civil War to Martin Luther King, you know, all you gotta do is go to that lynching museum down in Alabama. Things were bad.”

Click through the link below to watch their entire conversation and read excerpts.

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