The exhibition, coinciding with the Nostalgias: Visualising Longing conference, explores nostalgia for place, home, imaginary homelands. Focusing on photographic and sensory work that explores the interpretations of nostalgia and longing, the work in the exhibition is not in itself nostalgic, but investigates how nostalgia has manifested itself in contemporary art practice. The exhibition shows a wide collection of responses ranging from Kate McLean’s Sensory Maps which categorise participants’ nostalgic smell memories, to Michaela French’s captured lights. Photographic work includes Nils Olav Bøe’s tiny modelled scenes of staged reality that he has photographed, creating pictures of
a threatening idyll and the work by Philipp Ebeling Land Without Past, which explores Germany’s non-nostalgia as a meansof separation from the past.
Especially curated by Monica Takvam and Sam Vale to coincide with the conference, this exhibition brings together the work of 9 national and international artists from Taiwan, Norway, Germany and the UK, offering a unique range of questions and responses to what it means to long for another place.
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