82 Hillhead Street University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.
Tobacco Flower is a major installation of new work by artist Jimmy Robert, which focuses in particular on relationships between Europe and the Caribbean. At a time in which Britain’s relationship with Europe is highly uncertain, and its historical culpability as a colonial power is keenly debated, this subject matter is both urgent and contentious.
Robert handles such contested material through subtle means and with careful attention to difference and specificity. The work is as concerned with intimate experience as it is with political contexts. Working across several mediums, including film and performance, Robert engages directly with The Hunterian and its historical collections in order to examine the cultural framing of identities and desires.
Supported by Glasgow International and Goethe-Institut