The Legacies of Maud Sulter: Artist, Writer, Curator
Thursday 17 October, 6pm
Street Level Photoworks
Lecture by Deborah Cherry, part of Autograph ABP's ongoing research into Maud Sulter's work and legacy
Maud Sulter (1960–2008) was an award-winning artist and writer, curator and gallerist of Ghanain and Scottish heritage who lived and worked in Britain.
Her significance lies in her pioneering innovation of photographic forms that investigated the visual representation of black women, not through the more familiar routes of documentary, but through critical inquiry into art's histories and sustained visual interrogation into the canon of western art. Her works were often preoccupied with lost and neglected figures, examining the ways that the past shapes and can remake the present.
She won critical praise for her bold, solemn and exquisitely produced works with their sensual splendour and inventive image construction, and her later self-portraits were applauded for their beauty, sensuality, confidence and ability to dramatise a situation.