These are some photos from the Amerika exhibition in London, Camberwell, showing some of the work previously included in the USA exhibition.
Coming up in a few days time! Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/681193145234230/
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
Please check their site for more information:http://ual.force.com/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD0000009YQ39MAG&book=true
I’m interested in the potential of images within image-literate societies: as visual information, as surrogates for ideas and as things. In Crossed Fingers, we see a familiar hand gesture staged for the camera. In the 1950s an American safe company used this image to criticise our reliance on luck and our faith in the supernatural. But images have a habit of not being the best at doing what they were intended to do. So what does this image mean now, here, and now, and now?
Mike Merkenschlager is a London-based visual artist, working primarily with photographic images. MM 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!