Exhibition: (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? (Glasgow International)

03 March 2018 12pm – 5pm | The Gallow Gate at Many Studios

20 April – 20 May /  Thurs to Sat 12-5pm

As part of the Glasgow International 2018 Supported Programme, Many Studios has invited London-based collective sorryyoufeeluncomfortable to take residence at The Gallow Gate from 18 April – 20 May. sorryyoufeeluncomfortable is an arts collective that creates spaces for radical study, conversation and multi-disciplinary art-making.

(BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? includes work from 6 Black artists, writers and makers: Christopher Kirubi, Halima Haruna, Rabz Lansiquot, Mayfly Mutyambizi, Imani Robinson & Jacob V Joyce. Artists will respond in lose or direct ways to the title question, for example, they may invert the question in order to ask: “What is white supremacy doing to you?”, or they may suggest that as Black artists, to make work of any subject matter, or of none at all, is to resist, to survive and to “do something”. The title (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? acts both as a refusal (you come here expecting me to tell you what to do, but I only show you my art and make you see what you already know) and an acknowledgement that we are forced to share our lives with white supremacy. The question looms and it persists… the question is tiresome… the question is discomforting.

The static exhibition will be supported by a programme of conversations, workshops and performances, exploring how these questions and provocations manifest in our lives and in our work. The programme will include the second iteration of SYFU’s Black Film, British Cinema programme of shorts, and a conversation with SYFU Founder and Mentor, artist Barby Asante about her project Baldwin’s Nigger: Reloaded.

This project is supported by Glasgow International and Many Studios.
www.manystudios.co.uk/syfu for more details.

 


Many Studios CIC was established in 2014 to provide a wide range of flexible and bright spaces that meets the varied needs of the creative industries in Glasgow. A fully serviced suite of managed workspaces, shop front creative units, contemporary art galleries, multifunctional meeting rooms and event spaces are all designed not only to support creativity, innovation and commercial success but also be flexible enough to meet the ever-changing needs of the creative industries.

Many Studios producing an annual arts programme through an on-site project space, The Gallow Gate; a diverse programmed space curated by Natalia Palombo which is challenging conventional models of creative practice and sustainability through established and recurring innovative creative relationships with organisations in countries such as Zimbabwe, South Africa and Pakistan. Locally, East End First Saturdays and Ross Street Market, our monthly culture festival and outdoor market, bring new audiences and entrepreneurial energy to The Barras whilst building unique partnerships that bolster footfall and grow the local economy.

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