Ashanti Harris is a visual artist, teacher, and researcher working with dance, performance and installation. In this film she speaks to us about exploring ideas through movement, engaging with culture through creativity, and trying to define dance of the African and Caribbean diaspora. The music in the film was created by Gillian Katungi (PAIX) in response to Ashanti’s work. ART & is a new series of films from the National Galleries of Scotland – using contemporary art to explore wider social, political, and cultural themes. Created in collaboration with artists, these films will examine the connections between contemporary art and the world it’s made in. Ashanti’s website: https://ift.tt/3JWEYsC Gillian’s website: https://ift.tt/MzYcOqp Facebook: https://ift.tt/2iH7U8b Twitter: https://twitter.com/NatGalleriesSco Instagram: https://ift.tt/tlgD2Zm Website: https://ift.tt/xDIHesF

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Veronica Ryan – 'I'm interested in contradiction and paradox' | Turner Prize Nominee 2022 | Tate

Seeds, fruit, vegetable trays, volcanic ash, teabags, dried flowers and cushions. These are just some of the objects that British artist Veronica Ryan uses in her colourful sculptural works, based on organic forms but which allude to complex historical networks of commercial exchange. In this film, Veronica Ryan takes us inside the fabrication studio at Bristol's Spike Island where a lot of her artworks are made. She also takes us shopping down Ridley Road Market in East London, just round the corner from her public sculptures honouring the Windrush Generation. Veronica Ryan is nominated for the Turner Prize 2022. Find out more about the Prize and the exhibition at Tate Liverpool: https://ift.tt/HsF5bAJ Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl

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Sin Wai Kin – 'I want people to exist in my world' | Turner Prize Nominee 2022 | Tate

Explore the universe of artist Sin Wai Kin, populated by a cast of characters who challenge binary ways of thinking. Sin’s practice pivots around the use of speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing and print, to question the idealised image and the collective gaze. Identifying as mixed race and non-binary, their work creates fantasy narratives, to interrupt normative processes around issues of desire, identification, and objectification. Sin’s use of performance and particularly drag began as a means of deconstructing and challenging misogyny and racism in and outside of the queer community. Sin Wai Kin is nominated for the Turner Prize 2022. Find out more about the Prize and the exhibition at Tate Liverpool: https://ift.tt/qsECAiV Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl

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Sargent's Diva Portrait | Tate

After watching Ellen Terry play the role of Lady Macbeth in 1888, artist John Singer Sargent knew he had to paint her. But his dramatic port...