History is Here and Now: a politically incorrect comment on current eventsEXHIBIT June 3rd – 30th
With the rise of nationalism in the USA and all over the globe, there is a sense of déjà vu. There is a shared anxiety among millions across the globe that history is repeating itself, that we are witnessing an epic process of dehumanization, that we are living in a world that not only tolerates hate, segregation, atrocities, and genocides, but rather promotes those things.
Therefore it is essential to bring back the collective historical memory of our brutal past – to remind ourselves that the abyss is not just a vague paranoid delusion, it is happening here and now.
The show will take advantage of the very well-researched public domain photographs of warzones, deportations, mass killings, and other atrocities.The visitor experience, although a bit uncomfortable, will be engaging and informative. The images will be integrated into a collage of past and present. Together they will form a four-walled landscape that will transform the Atlantic Works Gallery to a solemn space for remembrance, discussion, and reflection.
Gallery Hours, Fridays and Saturdays, 2:00 – 6:00 pm