Join us for this very special B List as Bri talks to Alice Procter, a London-based, Australian-raised art historian with a masters in anthropology.
Alice curates exhibitions, makes podcasts and publishes under the name The Exhibitionist. She is also the author of critically acclaimed The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it.
Through The Whole Picture, Alice asks is it possible to ‘decolonise’ our galleries?
How we deal with the colonial history of art in museums and monuments in the public realm is a thorny issue that we are only just beginning to address. Alice, also the creator of the Uncomfortable Art Tours, provides a manual for deconstructing everything you thought you knew about art history and telling the stories that have been left out of the canon.
Alice Procter is a historian of material culture and the creator of Uncomfortable Art Tours. She curates exhibitions, organises events, makes podcasts and writes things under the umbrella of The Exhibitionist. Procter studied at University College London, and her academic work concentrates on the intersections of postcolonial art practice and colonial material culture, settler storytelling, the concept of whiteness in the 18th and 19th centuries, the curation of historical trauma, and myths of national identity.