About'YOU ARE THE COMPANY IN WHICH YOU KEEP' and 'THE (POST) COLONIAL PHOTOSTUDIO 2' are both part of 'The Social: Encountering Photography' - a month of photography in Sunderland and North-East England from 18th October - 16th November 2013. www.thesocialnepn.co.uk
âYOU ARE THE COMPANY IN WHICH YOU KEEP' reveals the diverse ways in which photographers and artists using lens-based media have created images that map out our new social networks observing the patterns of which structure our social existence, or forecasting what the twenty-first century has yet to bring.
The exhibition spans the two neighbouring venues of Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, with each examining separate aspects of how photographic images now suffuse every aspect of our lives.
'THE (POST) COLONIAL PHOTOSTUDIO 2' is being shown in NGCA's Project Space and reveals what photography from the cultural history of different former colonies can speak about in our own time. The project brings together contemporary artworks by six international photographic artists with colonial photographs and juxtaposes works by leading and emerging artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh.