two colourful woven textiles are hung side by side from a white wall.

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Inherited Threads

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Parviz Tanavoli, The Nightingale II  1974

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Parviz Tanavoli, Nightingale  1974

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Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín, Grandfather  2017

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Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín, Grandmother  2018

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Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín, Pathway  2018

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Zohra Opoku, Queens and Kings  2017

This photographic composition has been screenprinted onto a patchwork of imported, second-hand fabrics including tablecloths and bed sheets. Nine carefully staged figures stand around large piles of garments. This work emerges from Opoku’s ongoing series WHO IS WEARING MY T-SHIRT, which explores the relationships between imports of textile waste to Ghana, the legacies of traditional Ghanaian attire, and globalisation.

Gallery label, November 2022

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Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín, Kukulkan  2017

Antonio Pichilla Quiacain is a Guatemalan artist of Maya Tz’utujil descent. These works draw on the weaving traditions and abstract patterns of Tz’utujil traditional clothing. The black, white, red and yellow in the weavings is symbolic of the four colours of corn grown in Guatemala and central to Maya culture. Pichilla Quiacain is interested in the ancestral knowledge of Indigenous peoples and its continuity in the face of struggle.

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Art in this room

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Parviz Tanavoli The Nightingale II 1974
P13232: Nightingale
Parviz Tanavoli Nightingale 1974
T15866: Grandfather
Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín Grandfather 2017
T15867: Grandmother
Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín Grandmother 2018
T15868: Pathway
Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín Pathway 2018
T15831: Queens and Kings
Zohra Opoku Queens and Kings 2017
T15869: Kukulkan
Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín Kukulkan 2017