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Revisiting "Two Invisible Case Studies" | Malmö Konsthall
Maud Sulter & Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé

Presented as part of 24 Spaces: A Cacophony*
29 July - 7 August 2013

In 2012, Mother Tongue were invited to work with the archives of the Third Eye Centre/Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow. Our response took the form of re-presenting exhibition material and artworks from Maud Sulter and Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, existing in the archive via the exhibitions Alba [1995] and Through Photography [1989], respectively. While both were active artists in Glasgow in the late 1980ʼs and early 1990ʼs, they are notably absent from the grand ʻGlasgow Miracleʼ narrative, detached from their contemporaries, an issue about which both Sulter and Bamgboyé were vocal. The ʻGlasgow Miracleʼ is a term coined by the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist in the mid-1990's to describe the emergence of a strong artistic community in the city at that time.

Alongside the original exhibition Mother Tongue produced a critical essay titled The Whiteness Necessitated by the Glasgow Miracle: Two Invisible Case Studies. For 24 Spaces, we are re-visiting this previous project, conducting interviews with figures directly and indirectly involved with the Glasgow art community, existing within the revised publication under the title Part II, which is available in the gallery space alongside the original archival works from Sulter and Bamgboyé.

*on invitation from Transmission Gallery [Glasgow], GENERATORprojects [Dundee] and Embassy Gallery [Edinburgh].

Link to first intallment here

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