September 26 – October 26, 2008
In Dyed Roots: the new emergence of culture, the intermingling of cultures is considered as a natural consequence of immigration and travel. The show’s title refers to intrinsic qualities that persist in spite of external influence and efforts made to conceal them. Dyed Roots: the new emergence of culture explores the ways in which a sense of identity can be cultivated and influenced. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Rina Banerjee, Victor Bergen Henegouwen, Emelie Chhangur, Brendan Fernandes and Reeta Saeed. Reconsidering colonial conquests and the construction of cultural products, these artists call into question notions of integrity and authenticity. What is gained and what is lost in the translation of objects, practices and peoples from one context to another?
Curated by Kenneth Montague (Wedge Curatorial Projects)
Friday September 26, 8 – 10 pm