COMMENTARY

COMMENTARY
The UK has been the springboard for the international careers of black British artists and curators such as Chris Ofili (winner of the Turner Prize, the highest award given to a British visual artist), Yinka Shonibare (short listed for the Turner Prize), Steve McQueen (the noted 12 Years a Slave director studied art and design in London, began his career as an artist and is a Turner Prize winner); David Adjaye (the architect who also works as an installation artist and whose works include The Upper Room , a collaboration with Ofili which is in the permanent collection of Tate Britain), Duro Olowu (a fashion designer who’s now venturing into curating art exhibitions), and our guest commentator Eddie Chambers.  Because of such luminous achievement, it’s easy to imagine that the position of black people on the UK art scene is on the up and up.  But Eddie …