Saturday 9 March, 2pm
Please note on 6-7 Mar, Zineb Sedira Presents will be moved to the Zilkha Auditorium.
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Join guest editor Tom Jeffreys in conversation with speakers including artist Jade de Montserrat and art historian Gabriella Nugent to discuss the political power of walking.
Their conversation will range from the streets of Kinshasa to the countryside of the north of England, with walking operating as both celebration and resistance – against the racialisation of rural spaces and colonial patterns of extraction, consumption and e-waste.
Walking is a vital way to assert one’s presence in public space, not only in the street or the countryside but also in art discourse. As a relational practice touching upon access, public space, land ownership and use, walking is always political.
This event forms part of the launch of the latest anthology in the Documents of Contemporary Art series. It is accompanied by a workshop led by artist Sop at 10am in the Creative Studio. For more information please see here.
Dr. Jade de Montserrat works through performance, drawing, painting, film, installation, sculpture, print and text. Concerned with challenging structures of care in institutions and with the intersection of gender, race, class, and colonialism, often in the context of life in rural communities. In 2020, Iniva and Manchester Art Gallery commissioned Jade de Montserrat as the first artist for the Future Collect project, with a solo exhibition Constellations: Care and Resistance at Manchester Art Gallery (2020 – 2022). Jade is represented by Bosse & Baum Gallery, London. She is part of a group exhibition at Claridge’s ArtSpace in 2023 and will part of an upcoming group exhibition at The Drawing Room in London in 2024.
Dr Gabriella Nugent is an art historian and curator, currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Art History and World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia. Her books include Colonial Legacies: Contemporary Lens-Based Art and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Leuven University Press, 2021) and Inji Efflatoun and the Mexican Muralists: Imaging Women and Work between Egypt and Mexico (Sharjah Art Foundation, 2022).
Tom Jeffreys is a writer who lives in Edinburgh. He writes predominantly about contemporary art and is particularly interested in work that engages with ecological concerns. His books include: To an island in a loch on an island in a loch, with Kirsty Badenoch (Mouldy Books, 2023); The White Birch: a Russian Reflection (Little, Brown, 2021); and Signal Failure: London to Birmingham, HS2 on Foot (Influx Press, 2017). His writing has appeared in publications such as Art Monthly, ArtReview, Country Walking, e-flux, Frieze, The Guardian, The Independent and New Scientist. He is represented by Zoe Ross at United Agents.