One Sixth of the Earth. Ecologies of Image

28.01.2012 - 03.06.2012

in short

"One Sixth of the Earth (Ecologies of Image)" presents art from the last decade from countries that were part of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. The main focus of this exhibition is on moving image work, the medium of choice of many contemporary artists, with which it develops a broad ‘ecological’ frame to present and contextualise a wide range of work from very diverse and different countries and cultures.
Exhibition has ended.
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Visitor entrance

MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24
27008 León
Spain 

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MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

in detail

Within the overall ecological metaphor invoked in the title, this exhibition engages a number of contradictory and at times completely opposed themes, which have to do both with the trajectories of the individual artists involved but also the widely differing histories of their respective countries of origin and/or where they are currently artistically active: Cultural nomadism - artists now able to travel in search of the best place for training and practice; the emergence of strong local art scenes (often building on networks established in Communist time) which may present artists with difficult choices of advancing their careers at home or abroad; the rise of new nationalisms (with their attendant xenophobia and racisms that have affected many countries in the region); issues of gender and sexual identity (in some cases linking with progressive cultural politics of a previous, communist, generation).
Admission
3,00 / 2,00 EUR
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