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curated by_Chris Sharp: As if in a foreign country

9 Sep 2016 – 15 Oct 2016

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Tue—Fri, 11 am—6 pm; Sat, 11 am—4 pm

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"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there,” the exhibition reverently collapses a number of assumptions, from the idea of the “past” to the notion of foreignness imbedded within the anachronistic designation “foreign country.”

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Playing with L.P. Hartley’s famous and much quoted opening sentence to The Go-Between (1953), "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there,” the exhibition reverently collapses a number of assumptions, from the idea of the “past” to the notion of foreignness imbedded within the anachronistic designation “foreign country.” 

The artists featured in the show are working within a classically modernist tradition, which they either idiosyncratically elaborate upon or hybridize with other indigenous and arts and crafts traditions. Thus the notion of so-called “foreignness” is problematized by the no less dubious notion of the “native”, as if it were possible to circumscribe the latter, especially in the 21st century.

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Chris Sharp

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