The exhibition features five international artists who critically explore the construction of stereotypes and exoticism within the visual imaginary of tourism. Works by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Camille Henrot Maha Maamoun, Uriel Orlow, Maria Domenica Rapicavoli.
Curated by Christine Takengny and Gaia Tedone
Shifting Gazes is an exhibition that features five international artists who critically explore the construction of stereotypes and exoticism within the visual imaginary of tourism.
Ranging from photography to film and video installations, the works in the exhibition unveil those narratives that often remain hidden and point to the frictions and complexities of cultural encounters. The artists in Shifting Gazes examine aspects of tourism, such as the visit to monuments, the encounters with local people, and the documentation of rituals, to address how the representation of a place is strongly informed by narratives of desire and imagination, deeply rooted in colonial and historical trajectories.
A public programme including a screening event, an artists’ talk and various educational activities will accompany the show.
Project’s Partner: Sumak Travel
We would like to thank:
The artists, Paradise Row, London and Kamel Mennour, Paris for their commitment to the project
Moleskine - publisher of legendary notebooks and platform for the arts and creative professions - for supporting Shifting Gazes
The Italian Supper Club - for organising a fundraising dinner on Saturday 2 February 2013 : http://italiansupperclub.eventbrite.co.uk/
All the generous backers of our crowdfunding campaign on Sponsume for making the exhibition happen:
All our dear friends for lending us equipment
Image: Camille Henrot, Coupé/Décalé, 2010, Video, 3:54 min © Camille Henrot. Courtesy the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris
Opening night: Friday 11 January 2013, 6.30-9.30 pm
1 Andrews Road, E8 4QL, Hackney, London
Opening times: Tue-Fri 2-8, Sat 11-6 pm