Jade Montserrat

A Reimagining of Relations


A Reimagining of Relations Jade Montserrat’s publication, A Reimagining of Relations, as part of her Future Collect commission with iniva and Manchester Art Gallery. This visually rich artist publication makes material the dialogue and ideas that have shaped Montserrat’s process over the past two years. Centring the conversations that have taken place between the artist and fellow creatives through the public programme associated with the commission, the publication also reveals her research and thinking around African American actor Ira Aldridge. A key point of departure for Montserrat was the first work acquired by Manchester Art Gallery, James Northcote’s portrait of Ira Aldridge posing in character as Othello. A Reimagining of Relations asks us to consider the story behind the man in the painting alongside questions of institutional care for people, objects and performances.

Curated and edited by Jade Montserrat with Industria

Managing editor: Anahi Saravia Herrera

Designer: Rose Nordin

About artist

Jade Montserrat (b. 1981) is a research-led artist and writer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. She makes visual and live artworks that explore race and the vulnerabilities of bodies, the tactile and sensory qualities of language and challenge the structures of care in institutions.