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Conversation Event: Speaking Volumes #2: Kristina Bengtsson (Hour Projects) in conversation with Alberta Whittle

17th April, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


speakingvolumes2For the second Speaking Volumes event we will open up the topic of the female role in labour and capitalism through a shared conversation between artist Kristina Bengtsson (Hour Projects) and artist Alberta Whittle.

Speaking Volumes is a collaborative project by Glasgow Women’s Library and My Bookcase for the world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art Glasgow International of Festival of Visual Arts (GI). For the 2016 edition of GI (8th to 25th April), My Bookcase and Glasgow Women’s Library have teamed up to create a space where reflection on the influential role of women in art is activated through the object of the book.

Speaking Volumes #2: Kristina Bengtsson (Hour Projects) in conversation with Alberta Whittle, Sunday 17th April, 2pm to 3.30pm

Hour Projects is an ongoing collaboration between artists Kristina Bengtsson and Kevin Malcolm. Established in 2012 in Copenhagen, it is a multi-disciplinary platform which includes curatorial practice, live audio-visual performance, art production and the publishing house Hour Editions.

Alberta Whittle is a Barbadian multidisciplinary artist, researcher, journalist, performer and educator. She studied for her BA (Hons) at Edinburgh College of Art and is a Masters graduate from Glasgow School of Art. Her practice is concerned with the construction of stereotypes of race, nationality and gender, considering the motivation behind their perpetuation and the different forms in which they are manifested. During the event Alberta will be reflecting on projects such as ‘Right of Admission’, 2015, a site-specific performance exploring how Western or Eurocentric conventions of beauty, acceptability, appropriateness of dress and bodily features, dominate as social conventions in post-colonial settings.

With a series of Readings of Michala Paludan’s work Kalliope, Kleio, Erato by guest readers: Joanna Peace and Lauren Printy Currie.

Speaking Volumes continues 8th to 25th of April with more associated conversation events.

Exhibition, 8th to 25th April, Daily from 10am to 5pm

Exhibition Launch, 7th April, 6pm to 7.30pm

Conversation Events Series:
Thurs 14 April, 6pm to 7.30pm
Thurs 21 April, 6pm to 7.30pm
Sun 24 April, 2pm to 3.30pm


This event is open to all and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

Speaking Volumes is part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2016 and is supported by GI and Dinesen.

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17th April, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
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0141 550 2267