Event:

A White Woman’s Photographic Travel Journal: Nina Bacos PhD Exhibition
Mackintosh Museum

Event Type:

Exhibition

Location:

167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ OPEN Mon-Fri 10:30-16:30, Sat 10:00-14:00, Sun closed. Free admission to gallery

Open:

6 Apr 2012 - 12 Apr 2012
Fri - Thu, 10:30 - 16:30

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Image:

Nina Bacos:
'The Sheltering Sky', 2006, 35x28" Photographic Inkjet on Baryta

A White Woman’s Photographic Travel Journal: Nina Bacos PhD Exhibition

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A White Woman's Photographic Travel Journal

This exhibition A White Woman's Photographic Travel Journal is an intervention into whiteness as a racial construction. It is carried out through a realist/documentary narrative that is intersected with staged images. Nina Bacos' hypothesis is that whiteness is an experientially unconscious privileged category needing examination at cross-categorical junctions. To make such a case study she has travelled (roughly) in the footsteps of Tété-Michel Kpomassie, from West Africa to Greenland, and made a diary that oscillates between staged and documentary/auteur style photographs.

The result is an examination of cultural appropriation, exoticism, white female sex tourism, race, gender, cross-cultural experience and love, mirrored through the body and mind of a middle-aged white woman. What you see is a sliver of her life as it evolves with others while she examines/represents herself as a white woman in "a world where race operates as a hidden scripting of rationalized irrationality, where myriad images of racial cliches perpetuate their unspoken subtexts of devaluation." (P. Williams)

Nina Bacos is a Swedish PhD student at The Glasgow School of Art with a BFA (99), an MFA (04) from Gothenburg School of Film and Photography. She works primarily with still photography and the exhibition A White Woman's Photographic Travel Journal is the practice element of her PhD submission.