Artist, curator and researcher Keith Piper (b. 1960), is a black British artist of international significance whose practice responds to specific social and political issues, historical relationships and geographical sites. A founder member of the British BLK Art Group (active 1979-1984), Piper pioneered multi-media installation on a digital platform in the UK from the mid 1980’s. Mic Drop, his recent work exhibited in Helsinki, was commissioned by Beaconsfield in 2017. The piece takes as its starting point US President Obama’s use of a confrontational performative gesture dating back to 1980s Rap music and globalised in Obama’s final address at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Available in an edition of 5.
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