Theoretical Exhibition – Model

This page describes the process of creating a model of the Turner Contemporary Gallery with the selected artworks displayed. Sunday 18th February 2018 Today I dressed the model with the artwork that I have selected to be included in the Diaspora, Decoupling and Representation exhibition. S Saturday 17th February 2018 Having put this task off for many weeks I finally decided to face my fears of working with foam board and tackle this.  I did the work over two days, firstly building the model itself and secondly dressing the model with the artworks. I finally learned to use light pressure…

Theoretical Exhibition Website

This page contains information that relates to the setup of the theoretical Gallery website. The website address that I have chosen is shown below. https://turnerdiaspora.wordpress.com The main graphic that I have used throughout the website is below: Prior to setting up the theoretical gallery, I contacted the Turner Contemporary who very Kindly sent me some images that I could use as part of my website. These images were then edited, firstly to remove the existing artwork from the gallery spaces, then to add the artwork for this exhibition to the spaces. These images were used on the Exhibition Tour page…

Theoretical Exhibition Catalogue

This page contains the content of the catalogue being provided with the Imaginary Museum. I decided to create an exhibition pack of a Presentation Folder and Leaflets to be available in the gallery space and a catalogue to be sold in the shop at the Imaginary Museum. All the artwork was created in Adobe Illustrator and converted to PDF for supply to the printing company. Each of the images below are a snapshot of the PDF Files that were provided to the printing company. Presentation Folder Images These are the Outside Cover and Inside Cover for the presentation folder. The image…

Dissertation Essay

Diaspora Decoupling and Representation Introduction The Diaspora Decoupling and Representation exhibition is hosted by The Turner Contemporary in Margate. This exhibition aims to bring together a collection of works from John Akomfrah, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir and El Anatsui. Being Decoupled from and representing their Homeland through their artwork provides the common thread of this exhibition. . As a way of addressing of the consequences of decoupling, Diaspora Artists seek to provide an unequivocal representation of their communities and homeland. This forms a contrasting view that opposes the negative portrayal of these communities that is often portrayed in the media….

Dissertation Excerpt

Diaspora, Decoupling and Globalization Excerpt from Dissertation by Michelle Wright that discusses artists who live away from but continue to create art about their homeland. Diasporas, migrant communities of people who have left their home land either by force, as a result of war, through natural disasters such as famine and through a desire to create a better life for themselves, have been increasingly discussed by the global media. The UK media focusing only on the current issues that relate to the UK, appears to suggest a false impression of the Diaspora issues affecting people in the UK on a…

Dissertation Synopsis

Reflecting on the amount of research I completed in the second year, I have decided to continue with the theme I have started and prepare my Research Project on the theme of Global Diasporas. My Research Project Proposal is outlined on this page. Using this form produce an account of your intended area of research. Student Name Michelle Wright Module Code ARF 601 Chosen outcome 5000 Word Dissertation The imaginary museum illustrated catalogue + essay / website + essay 1 hour presentation + research folder 2500 word essay + 30 minute presentation  + research folder Working Title Diasporas, Loss and…

Mona Hatoum

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 the artwork, the materials used and simplification to produce a reduced form that arrive at an abstraction which can then suggest many different associations with the piece. The piece Present Tense (1996), the first cartographic piece by Mona Hatoum, constructed over the space of a…