Monday, February 1, 2010

The Storyteller

Ryan Gander, The Boy Who Always Looked Up, 2005

Jeremy Deller and Mike Figgis, The Battle of Orgreave, 2002

The Storyteller
curated by Claire Gilman & Margaret Sundell
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design

The Storyteller includes an international group of artists working in video, photography, drawing, mixed media and installation. The artists in The Storyteller neither take the idea of documentary truth as an object of critique nor abandon fact for fabulation. Rather, they enable individuals—whether themselves, their subjects, or their audience—to construct the story of their unique participation in historical processes, thereby presenting these events in a new and unexpected light. These artists demonstrate that history can be activated through personal experience, re-imagined and thereby re-experienced through the artist’s personal encounter or the character’s narration.

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The exhibition is produced by Independent Curators International (iCI).

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