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Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
Jade de Montserrat A Reimagining of Relations
This publication was selected to go in Drawing Room’s bookshop as part of the 2024 exhibition The Time of Our Lives – Drawing Room
Jade Montserrat’s (b. 1981, London) publication, A Reimagining of Relations, is part of her Future Collect commission with Iniva and Manchester Art Gallery. This visually rich artist publication makes material the dialogue and ideas that have shaped Montserrat’s process over the past two years.
Centring on the conversations that have taken place between the artist and fellow creatives through the public programme associated with the commission, the publication also reveals her research and thinking around African American actor Ira Aldridge. A key point of departure for Montserrat was the first work acquired by Manchester Art Gallery, James Northcote’s portrait of Ira Aldridge posing in character as Othello. A Reimagining of Relations asks us to consider the story behind the man in the painting alongside questions of institutional care for people, objects and performances.
Publisher: Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva)
Dimensions: 34 x 24 x 1 cm
Pages: 104 pages