From the mid-’80s and over a period of two decades and across some of the UK's major inner-cities, Mukhtar Dar documented the struggles of Asian and African Caribbean communities against the pernicious and pervasive tidal wave of street and state racism.

As a founding member of the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement and later joining the Birmingham Asian Youth Movement, he became the unofficial artist of the largest grassroots movement in the history of the UK’s South Asian communities.

Drawing on his extensive archive of photographic, video, and political ephemera, this installation explores the lived modality of what novelist, political thinker and activist Ambalavaner Sivanandan described as ‘racism that kills and racism that discriminates’.

This project has been created by Kalaboration Arts in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust.

Free entry.

Lead image credit: © Mukhtar Dar.

Birmingham 2022 Festival Commonwealth Games (logo)     Lottery Funded. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.    


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