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Significant Others: Maud Sulter in Relation at Glasgow Women’s Library

Image: Maud Sulter, C’ est moi, 1993, gelatin silver print, Significant Others series, 1993. Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Libraries and Museums, ID: HC2019.5(7). © Estate of Maud Sulter. All rights reserved, DACS 2022.

The Centre for Contemporary Art is delighted – together with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews – to be supporting this half day symposium at the Glasgow Women’s Library (online) in celebration of Scots-Ghanaian artist, photographer, writer, educator and feminist Maud Sulter (1960-2008), on Wednesday 1st June 2022 from 1.00-5.00pm (GMT).

Taking Sulter’s iconic photographic series Significant Others (1993) as a starting point, this symposium in collaboration with Glasgow Women’s Library will trace the connections between Sulter’s photographs and her curatorial practice and networks. We’ll look at her legacy in relation to Black and queer feminist writing, artmaking and organising and reflect on her continuing influence in the context of art practice, collections and research.

Significant Others was acquired by the Harry & Margery Boswell Collection at the University of St Andrews in 2019. The series is currently the focus of a student-led curatorial intervention by Museum and Gallery Studies MLitt students, which will be on display in the Wardlaw Museum and School of Art History until the 30th May 2022.

Booking is free, sign up here: https://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/significant-others-maud-sulter-in-relation/

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