Curated by André Stitt ‘Brute Force + Militant Sunshine’ explores the legacy of militant modernism and its built environments through the medium of print, collage, object & film. The exhibition considers this legacy as a visionary and utopian embodiment of progressive civic, municipal, and social change through reactivation, glamour, otherworldliness, feminist critique, masculine liminality, fluid identities and discreet melancholy.
The work in this exhibition is an attempt to excavate and uncover the traces of a utopian future that never arrived; a place where dead futures haunt the present.
“The future is always experienced as a haunting: as a virtuality that already impinges on the present, conditioning expectations and motivating cultural production.”
- Mark Fisher