Many Studios 3 Ross Street G1 5AR
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.
Hushed is the first presentation in Scotland of artist Ndidi Dike. Presented at The Gallow Gate, the exhibition features new work across installation, archival photography, video and sculpture. Dike’s new work considers the colonial cloth trade, paying particular attention to plants that have been used as sources of the blue dye indigo: indigofera and lonchocarpus cyanescens.
Dike’s practice often examines global histories, including the pre- and post-colonial legacies of slavery, forced migration, resource extraction and the political dimensions of commodity cultures. While referring to the local context of The Gallow Gate and the accountability of Scotland’s own history, Hushed is rooted in the impact of colonialism in ex-colonies, such as Nigeria, but also Ghana, Brazil and the Congo.
Curated by Natalia Palombo
Supported by Glasgow International