These are some photos from the Amerika exhibition in London, Camberwell, showing some of the work previously included in the USA exhibition.
The USA show has ended, but will soon travel to London, to be part of Amerika: idea; fantasy; dream; myth; image, opening at the Camberwell Space on the 7th of January 2014!
Amerika: idea; fantasy; dream; myth; image
08 Jan – 14 Feb 2014
Opening reception: 7 January, 5.30 – 8pm
‘Amerika‘ is an exhibition exploring the different ways in which America is viewed and thought of by non-Americans, and the ways in which these ideas are variously represented by artists in their work.
Many of the artworks on display show incomplete ideas which conjure a sense of place and evoke the mythological magic of the country which has inspired so many artists, filmmakers, writers and poets to try to capture its essence over the years.
Amerika is organised by Alasdair Duncan, with Jack Lovell, and Mike Merkenschlager.
Image: Magdalena Wisniowska
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A young Vietnamese man poses with a US soldier. The American is holding the remains of an amputated arm, removed to prevent the Vietnamese man from dying of an infected gunshot wound. In a gesture of gratitude to the American, the cleaned bone was offered as a keepsake. Unlike many who received similar war gifts, the US soldier eventually returned to Vietnam. This year the missing arm was finally reunited with its owner.
Jack Lovell currently lives and works in London. His practice explores the hidden complexity and materiality of the found photograph. The use of enigmatic staged photography invites the viewer to consider the space that exists inside a ‘simulated reality’. JL 2013
GiG Munich is finalising the list of exhibiting artists – so far you can expect to see:
To learn more about the exhibiting artists, please check the links to their websites!