Ikon presents At Home with Vanley Burke, a unique exhibition from Birmingham-based artist Vanley Burke. The project sees the entire contents of Burke’s flat in Nechells, north-east Birmingham, transported to Ikon’s main exhibition space. Referred to as the ‘Godfather of Black British photography’, Burke (b. Jamaica, 1951) is also a dedicated archivist and collector of objects relating to black culture in Britain. His flat’s distinctive interior is an embodiment of his compulsive acquisitiveness. Displaying a vast collection of printed material – posters, flyers, publications – clothes, records, ornaments and countless other items, it provides an invaluable insight into Britain’s African Caribbean communities. The countless objects that fill Burke’s space, serve as a portrait of religious and political beliefs, artistic activities, fashions, leisure pursuits, food, health issues and many other aspects of ev

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