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Jade Montserrat – Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement R&R

18th July - 7th Sept, SPACE Mare Street

Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement R&R is a collaborative project led by visual artist Jade Montserrat as an active, ongoing, collective artist-lab. Within this framework, artists and curators present artistic ideas, take risks and create a discursive platform. Unconvinced by the efforts of the art institution and art world to address deep-rooted racism, gender inequalities and discrimination against those from “protected characteristics”, Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement R&R presupposes that an Affectionate Movement requires prioritising the urgency of a care centred approach within the highly sensitive terrains marginalised artists navigate. 

In this exhibition, Jade Montserrat, the Stuart Hall PhD scholar at the University of Lancashire, presents a wall drawing, covering the whole of the gallery’s walls, using text from her research to date, with a focus on de-colonialising processes. The artist invites prospective participants—the multiple artists whose voices are essential to the scope of the project, with whom safe exchanges/workshops might be shaped—to create a palimpsest of the walls. The invited collaborators have the option to erase, add and highlight elements of the text using whitewash and charcoal. The gallery space will be a stage for artist interactions and workshops.

The exhibition runs from Wed 18th July until Fri 7th September at the at the SPACE.

Jade Montserrat will be in conversation with Arts in Conversation founder Chelsea Pettitt on Wednesday 25th July 6:30-8pm. BOOK YOUR PLACE.

129-131 Mare St
London E8 3RH
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