An exhibition that brings together artists whose practices examine the relationships between time, memory and forgetting. Features works by Polish artists Mirosław Bałka, Goshka Macuga and Monika Sosnowska.
Mirosław Bałka, "120 x 136 x 44", 2007, photo: press materials
An exhibition that brings together a number of international artists whose practices examine the relationships between time, memory and forgetting. The exhibition features works by Polish artists Mirosław Bałka, Goshka Macuga and Monika Sosnowska
Voicing accounts of lived experience ranging from the most personal and intimate in character to those shared and collective in scope "We Will Live, We Will See" looks at ways of recalling and re-telling the past. Comprising works in different media including sculpture, photography and video installation, the exhibition presents objects and artifacts which bear traces of the passing of time and act as entry points through which we access history. Similarly, artworks may act as the lens through which this past is reconfigured, reinterpreted and made relevant today. "We Will Live, We Will See" draws upon such works to consider the past not in terms of a normative 'truth', but rather in terms of unraveling, replaying and remaking.
The exhibition takes into account the dangers of relying on objects to illuminate the past, working with the ambiguity and openness that characterises the multiplicity of voices and accounts of history.
Along with the Polish artists, the exhibition features a number of international artists such as Carol Bove, Steven Claydon, Phil Collins, Aaron Curry, Michael Dean, Ruth Ewan, Geoffrey Farmer, Omer Fast, Rachel Harrison, Thomas Houseago, Marine Hugonnier, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Edward Lipski, Matthew Monahan, Deimantas Narkevičius, Richard Prince and Daniel Silver.
The works of Mirosław Bałka, Phil Collins and Monika Sosnowska explore the gap between experience and retelling, producing and receiving, as potent sources for the proliferation of meaning. While works by Geoffrey Farmer and Goshka Macuga incorporate material culled from books, emphasising that art historical narratives - and culture in general - are collective in scope and subject to remaking and reinterpretation.
"We Will Live, We Will See" is organised by the Zabludowicz Collection. The exhibition curated by Pavel S. Pyś, marks the culmination of the first annual Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open. Pyś was selected in March 2011 by a panel of judges comprised of Lisa Le Feuvre, James Lingwood, Mark Rappolt and Anita Zabludowicz. He has been granted unlimited access to the Zabludowicz Collection to realise the exhibition and its accompanying publication and public programme. The Zabludowicz Collection is managed by Zabludowicz Art Projects.
For more information about the exhibition see: www.zabludowiczcollection.com.
"We Will Live, We Will See" exhibition runs from the 7th of July to the 14th of August 2011.
The Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road
London, NW5 3PT
Source: press materials