Exhibition

Seriously…? Exploring sincerity in contemporary film and performance

14 Apr 2010 – 5 Jun 2010

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Wednesday to Saturday 12.30pm-5.30pm

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FREE

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Seriously…? Exploring sincerity in contemporary film and performance

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In today's spectacularised media society, sincerity has an ambiguous status. What does today's version of sincerity look like, and can we take it seriously? Focusing on sincere performance and the use of theatrical device in artists' film, this exhibition explores how the value of sincerity is reflected and challenged in contemporary art practice. The artists in this exhibition use hollow speech and gesture such as lip-synching or the citing of clichés to communicate commitment to serious contemporary issues such as identity, sexuality and cultural heritage. Including work by David Blandy, Katie Davies, Oriana Fox, Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry, Laura Kuch, Harold Offeh, Paul Teigh and Martin Russell the exhibition presents a range of ways to be sincere, convincing or otherwise, that unsettle relations between performer and audience. Presented by artsdepot. Curated by Alice Lobb and Marianne Mulvey. For further information please contact UH Galleries on +44 (0) 1707 284290 or uhgalleries@herts.ac.uk

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