Conjuring rest for new infrastructure: create dangerously, 2021 by Alberta Whittle A5 postcard

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A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) single postcard featuring Conjuring rest for new infrastructure: create dangerously, 2021 by Alberta Whittle, which accompanies the exhibition Alberta Whittle | create dangerously on show at Modern One from Sat 1 Apr 2023 - Sun 7 Jan 2024. 

Alberta is inspired by Create Dangerously: the immigrant artist at work (2010) written by Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat (born 1969). Danticat writes that, ‘There are many possible interpretations of what it means to create dangerously … it is creating as a revolt against silence, creating when both the creation and the reception, the writing and the reading, are dangerous undertakings…’ Danticat acknowledges the lecture ‘Create Dangerously’ (1957) by French-Algerian author Albert Camus (1913-1960).  

Alberta was born in 1980 in Bridgetown, Barbados, and she lives and works in Glasgow. After studying tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art, she completed a Masters degree at Glasgow School of Art. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh, and Research Associate at The University of Johannesburg in South Africa. In 2022 Alberta represented Scotland at the international festival of the 59th Venice Biennale, commissioned by the Scotland+Venice partnership. 

Image credit © Alberta Whittle. All rights reserved. DACS, London 2023. Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.