Double Perspective:An exhibition of contemporary art

17 Nov 2007 – 28 Nov 2007

Event times

17 - 28 November 12:00 - 18:00 (Sundays included)

Cost of entry

free

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Tube: Warren Street, Euston Station

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Consciously or unconsciously, painting in Venezuela in the twenty-
first century has followed the concentration on representations of
landscape and abstraction in the twentieth. But artists there now
are challenging this legacy. A few indeed are simply rejecting it,
not least because of what they see as the wider cultural, social and
political failures of the modernist project. Others are recasting
modernism's supposed certainties as images. For these artists,
landscape painting and abstraction remain at the centre, but this
centre and its established materials and techniques are being
turned against themselves. In this exhibition, we present three
ways in which this Double Perspective, this disposition to reject
the legacy and assimilate it, criticise it and reconstruct it, is being
explored and developed. The first of these is in a 'deconstruction'
of the notion of landscape; the second in a reformulation of the
rational and the geometric; the third in a wider, ironic, playful,
even nonchalant conversation with representations of landscape
and abstraction that reveals the contradictions in making art
today in Venezuela.

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