Marcus Rees Roberts - Winter Journey

20 Jan 2014 – 10 Apr 2014

Event times

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Cost of entry


Studio 3 Gallery

Canterbury, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Taxi rank in front of Station or take the Unibus from nearby St. Dunstan's
  • Nearest train station: Canterbury West (high-speed link from St. Pancras; trains from Charing Cross).

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Marcus Rees Roberts - Winter Journey


In his current work Rees Roberts has taken inspiration from the poetry and writings of Miklós Radnóti, Federico Garciá Lorca, Paul Celan and Walter Benjamin: all of whom were victims of fascist persecution. Underlying his concern with modernist stylistic experimentation is the insistent political question of how the artist should bear witness to the atrocities of our times. Rich in poetic connotations and thematic leitmotifs, it is uncertain whether the Winter Journey envisaged by Rees Roberts is Radnóti's forced march, Schubert's Winterreise, or Odysseus's voyage to Hades' ‘dark shore'.


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