Author: Manick Govinda

Manick Govinda is an arts professional, convenor of the Manifesto Club’s Visiting Artists Campaign and a co-founder of Artists for Brexit. He writes in an individual, personal capacity. Follow him on Twitter: @manick62
Follow Artists for Brexit on Twitter: @artists4brexit
February 14, 2019 / / Education

A recent news item in The Times reported on the growing movement against studying ‘dead white men’ [DWM] and their contribution to knowledge and learning. The story was sparked by an independent report commissioned by Office for Students. Throughout the report there is frequent reference to the “lack of diversity…

November 25, 2018 / / Culture

We are living in a world where truth seems larger and more bizarre than fiction. The university – the institution where diverse, dissenting, critical and difficult knowledge, ideas, thoughts and perspectives should be freely and passionately debated – now seems like a utopian ideal. Safe spaces, trigger warnings on art,…

March 28, 2018 / / Culture

It has long been a curatorial fantasy of mine to organise a re-staging of a boxing match that took place in 1972 between the German artist Joseph Beuys, regarded as a giant of modern art, with a local art student of his.

February 27, 2018 / / Culture