In collaboration with the British Council, the exhibition “We Suffer to Remain” features the evocative video installation “The Slave’s Lament” by Scottish artist, Graham Fagen in tandem with visual responses by Bahamian artists Sonia Farmer, Anina Major and John Beadle. “We Suffer To Remain” is the third project presented as part of “Difficult Conversations”, a 2-year programme of cultural exchange organised by the British Council between Scotland and the Caribbean inspired by Graham Fagen’s artwork for the 2015 Venice Biennale The Slave’s Lament. “We Suffer to Remain” premise focuses on the fact that artists in postcolonial spaces have strong and embryonic reactions that can influence and build on the advancement and celebration of de-colonial art practices.
Read a critical review of the exhibition by Dr. Ian Bethell Benett.
Read Sonia Farmer discuss the process of writing and making the artist book in a two-part interview with Natalie Willis.
Hear Sonia discuss the meaning behind her artist book in a special video feature.
Read Sonia Farmer and Graham Fagen engage with the themes of the exhibition in an interview with the British Council.
Hear the artists talk about their work during a provocative panel at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
Read about the controversy behind the exhibition catalogue and purchase one yourself from The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
Read more about the finissage for the exhibition, when Sonia Farmer and ten other speakers performed a special reading of the poetic erasure at the core of A True & Exact History.
Installation images by Dante Carrer & courtesy of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Opening night images courtesy of Jackson Petit/National Art Gallery of The Bahamas & Annalee Davis.