Art and Language. Why here? Why then?
In the 1960s Coventry was the birthplace of Art and Language, a group that challenged the status quo of art and art education.
Can we find traces of their influence in the city today? Convened by local historian Mark Cook for Coventry Biennial 2021, in partnership with Coventry University.
Designed for age 18+
Some of their controversial observations and strategies are now seen as commonplace and common sense. Why and how did this internationally significant group start in Coventry? Can we find traces of their influence in the city today? What was their influence on art education inside and outside the city. This day event brings together people with experience of and an interest in this story rarely discussed in Coventry.