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Statement

This exhibition marks Barbadian-Scottish artist Alberta Whittle’s first major solo exhibition in a UK institution, drawing together artworks in film, sculpture, print, installation and performance to reflect on memory, trauma, weather and tensions between the land and sea.

Press Release

Whittle’s interdisciplinary practice aims to develop a visual, oral and textual language that questions accepted Western constructs of history and society. This work is undertaken with an acute understanding of how formal historical records produced by privileged white men have always sought to replace more ancient and informal ways of comprehending the past. The artist’s wider research questions …

Whittle’s interdisciplinary practice aims to develop a visual, oral and textual language that questions accepted Western constructs of history and society. This work is undertaken with an acute understanding of how formal historical records produced by privileged white men have always sought to replace more ancient and informal ways of comprehending the past. The artist’s wider research questions the authority of postcolonial power, its implications and its legacy.

Whittle’s work often considers conditions in the afterlife of slavery where the racialised black body can become suspended in a …

Gallery

DCA
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Dundee

Location

152 Nethergate
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Dundee, GB
Monday–Wednesday, Friday–Sunday, 10am–6pm
Thursday, 10am–8pm