A Thousand of Him, Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora

Published on the occasion of the exhibition A Thousand of Him, Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora at Stills (19 April – 20 July 2014) curated by Mother Tongue. Artists include: Edgar Arceneaux, Yael Bartana, Richard Fung, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Bouchra Khalili, Maud Sulter and Milja Viita.

Essays, interviews and poems include John Akomfrah, Sezgin Boynik, David Dibosa, Richard Fung, Mother Tongue in conversation with Professor Lubaina Himid MBE, João Guimarães Rosa [translated from Portuguese by Cinythya Lana] and Maud Sulter.

Mother Tongue is a curatorial project formed by Tiffany Boyle and Jessica Carden in response to individual periods of research in northern Scandinavia and West Africa.  The project presents exhibitions alongside discursive events film screenings and publications, each informing a critical practice in contemporary art and cultural theory. Mother Tongue participated on the 2011/12 CuratorLab programmed at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm), and has curated for and partnered with organisation including, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow; Transmission Gallery (Glasgow); Malmö Konsthall; Africa In Motion Film Festival (Scotland); the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala) and Konstahll C (Stockholm). Presently, both Tiffany and Jessica are undertaking PhDs at Birbeck University of London and TrAIN Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, University of Arts London, respectively. www.mothertongue.se


A5 size (148 x 210mm)

48 pages

11 illustrations / images

ISBN: 978-1-908339-10-2


Published by TrAIN Research Centre for Art, Identity and Nation, University of the Arts London.

Limited edition


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