Tuesday, March 11, 2008

二樓五仔記事簿/紐約 春10 Exhi: New York

Ethnographies of the Future
March 18 - May 5, 2008
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Opening Reception: Tues, March 18, 2008, 7 - 9pm
Curated by Sara Reisman
More details: http://www.briconline.org/rotunda/exhibitions.asp
Ethnographies of the Future takes into account the vast geographies impacted by colonial rule by bringing together artists whose works present a critical relationship to post-colonial identity politics. The artists in the exhibition, with their diverse historical reference points, make clear that the terms of cultural identification are unstable. In installations, videos, and mixed-media works, they suggest an ever-shifting discursive field where the possibilities for defining ethnography are unending. Drawing on histories of the Caribbean, South Asia, Israel, China, Korea and Japan, the South Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, the exhibition addresses colonial rule from a contemporary, global perspective.Ethnographies of the Future is staged in two parts: a gallery installation that resembles a museological presentation of ethnographic objects and a video screening. Both components of the exhibition capture the time-based aspects of post-colonial identity politics where locational identity, cultural history, and the body as territory, set the stage for a discussion on the construction of identity.
Artists Include:
Elia Alba
Rajkamal Kahlon
Seung Young Kim and Hironori Murai
Simone Leigh
Ohad Meromi
Marc Andre Robinson
Pak Sheung Chuen
Allison Smith
Sriwhana Spong Roberto Visani (with John Movius)

Image Credits: Ohad Meromi, Moon Colony, 2005, video still from five-minute video. Courtesy of the artist and Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York. Rajkamal Kahlon, Ancient Indian Rope Trick, 2003. Courtesy of the artist.