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Ruth Mitchell, commissioned by The Gallow Gate for 'Hushed' by Ndidi Dike (2019)

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Ndidi Dike
Hushed
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The Gallow Gate
Many Studios 3 Ross Street G1 5AR
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Fri 24 April – Sun 10 May Wed – Sun, 10am – 6pm

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

 

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