The two pieces of work for Mona Hatoum that I plan to include in this dissertation are Present Tense (1996) and Continental Drift (2000). Although the Palestinian artist in exile, Mona Hatoum uses maps in her artwork, these are not to make direct political statements, in fact her focus is more about the aesthetics of […]Read more "Mona Hatoum"
The artwork created by El Anatsui that I am including in the imaginary museum is Tsia Tsia (2013) and Diaspora (2012). Made for the Royal Academy in 2013 and displayed on the outside of the building, Tsia Tsia – Searching for Connection by El Anatsui is made up of nine panels that measure overall 15.6m […]Read more "El Anatsui"
The artwork created by Emily Jacir that I am including in the imaginary gallery is Salt of the Sea and Where We Come From (Osama) 2001-2003. The question “If I could do something for you, anywhere in Palestine, what would it be?” was the impetus for the artwork Where We Come From (Osama) created between […]Read more "Emily Jacir"
Curator Introductions There is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but various methods. Here is one simplified process to put on an exhibition from start to finish. If feasible, give yourself at least six months to arrange all the necessary details. In today’s art world, you do not need to be a museum staff member to curate […]Read more "Curatorial Writing"
Reflection on the Scottish and Welsh Diaspora Diasporic Communities have moved around the globe for centuries. The most pertinent examples would be the migration of a Scottish and a Welsh community to the region of Chubut in Patagonia. In search of a new life, the 150 Welsh people who set sail from Liverpool in 1865 […]Read more "Scottish and Welsh Diaspora"
The work of John Akomfrah that I am including in the imaginary exhibition is Auto Da Fé (2016). Born in Ghana in 1957 to parents involved in Anti-Colonial Activism, Akomfrah, influenced by Stuart Hall has lived in Britain since the age of four and is one of the UK’s most prominent film makers, dealing with […]Read more "John Akomfrah"
The word diaspora comes from the Greek word for scattering seeds. A style of post-1960s art which rejected the traditional values and politically conservative assumptions of its predecessors, in favour of a wider, more entertaining concept of art, using new artistic forms enriched by video and computer-based technology. The evolution of film making as a visual art […]Read more "Diaspora"
2nd August 2017 I decided to practice some screen printing at this Open Access Day at the Regional Print Centre. I had a few goals that I wanted to achieve during this day. Create some textured prints to be used in the Artist Books with Estella Scholes workshop running the following day. Prepare a Screen […]Read more "Regional Print Centre Open Access"