Imagining the Imagined in the Imaginary

Stories We Tell Ourselves



Images courtesy of Foreman Gallery/François Lafrance

Abstract


Exhibition
    ︎︎︎ Foreman Gallery
    ︎︎︎ Text
    ︎︎︎ Drawings


This group exhibition conceptualized by guest curator Matthew Kyba questions how the museum’s history as a colonial tool for Western pedagogy influences the stories we tell. To elucidate the unseen politics within the display systems and political agendas of cultural institutions, the four featured artists/artist duos appropriate various museological practices—collection, didactics, video, sculpture, presentation techniques and artifacts—to self-referentially question how such institutions dictate politicized stories. Stories We Tell Ourselves undermines the museum’s colonial past and current pedagogy by probing how these settings shape public opinion and social understanding of different histories and contemporary conditions.

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