âTime beyond memory'; The words from a fictional encounter with Merit Oppenheim, Josephine Baker and Dora Maar in Ursula Mayer's film âThe Lunch in Fur/Le Déjeuner en Fourrure' 2008. These words highlight in a flashback a moment of reflection in Surrealist and Avant-garde history, when primitive art and modernism were fetishised within the register of colonial fantasy. The two artists in this exhibition, directly nostalgic, revisit the ethnological fascination of the era and intertwine layers of historical memory to offer alternative ways of reading history rather than idealising the past as a fixed narrative.
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