Runs Like a Rumour and a Legend: John Berger's Miners 30 Years On.

  • Emily Hesse (Organiser)

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Organised with artist Emily Hesse and academic Martyn Hudson, this seminar looks at the legacy of an exhibition by Knud and Solwei Stampe that took place 30 years ago at Middlesbrough Art Gallery and its associated text by famous art theorist John Berger. Themes for discussion include relationships between art and politics and Middlesbrough’s connections with international discourse. MIMA’s current collection display features the Stampe’s work. Free event.

Speakers and contributors include:

Former curator of the Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Alison Lloyd

John Berger’s biographer and archivist, Tom Overton

Cultural Theorist, Nikos Papastergiadis, University of Melbourne

Curator and son of Knud and Solwei Stampe, Jonas Stampe

Artist, Jean Spence and sociologist, Carol Stephenson, Northumbria University
Period19 Jul 2019
Event typeConference
LocationMiddlesbrough, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • John Berger
  • Miners
  • Art
  • art history