'We Have Met Before' Exhibition Text, National Gallery of Jamaica
In 2017, Mother Tongue were commissioned by the British Council Scotland and British Council Caribbean to contribute towards the e-publication for the exhibition 'We Have Met Before,' held at the National Gallery of Jamaica 22nd September - 4th November 2017. Our essay 'Sister Sciences' is available to view below, pages 12-15, alongside contributions from Veerle Poupeye, O'Neil Lawrence, Shani Roper, Annalee Davis and Juliet Dean.
Staged in partnership with the British Council, the exhibition featured Graham Fagen (Scotland), Joscelyn Gardner (Barbados/Canada), Ingrid Pollard (Guyana/UK), and Leasho Johnson (Jamaica) and revisits the challenging but important subject of trans-Atlantic slavery and its afterlives in the contemporary world, interpreted by four artists with distinctive perspectives. The exhibition was also accompanied by discursive events throughout its run.