Exhibition

Open Your Eyes

7 Nov 2019 – 18 Dec 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Art Exchange Gallery

Colchester, United Kingdom

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Open Your Eyes creates a platform for artists who ask us to look again at forgotten and marginalised histories from Europe’s colonial past.

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Open Your Eyes creates a platform for artists who ask us to look again at forgotten and marginalised histories from Europe’s colonial past. Through both poetic and disruptive means, they revise historical narratives by revealing ways of questioning structures imposed centuries ago that continue to have an enduring presence today.

Under Steve McQueen’s quiet but insistent request ‘Remember Me’, artists Kader Attia, Sammy Baloji, Tibor Kalman, Kapwani Kiwanga, the Otolith Group and Barbara Walker explore moments in Africa and Europe’s shared history that speak beyond individual events, as they attempt to make visible what is often overlooked through creating a new space of their own – where dialogue about the world in which we live can flourish – and where we can speculate for all kinds of possibilities in the future.

Admission free

This exhibition is produced in collaboration with academics and students at the University of Essex interested in extending de-colonising the curriculum debates.

Curators

Jessica Tywman

Exhibiting artists

barbara walker

Kapwani Kiwanga

Tibor Kalman

Sammy Baloji

Kader Attia

Steve McQueen

The Otolith Group

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