Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance

Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance is currently up at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP) through July 1st.  Currator Davide Quadrio thought of this exhibition while in Thailand from 2008 through 2010.  He was able to experience the termoil in the country, but was able to see the civil resistance that went on by demonstrations, rallies and marches to express dissatisfaction with the authoritarian regimes.

In this show there is work by Yto Barrada, Raphael Dallaporta, Rainer Ganahl, Phillippe Laleu, Sigalit Landau, Dario Menozzi, Li Mu, MRK Palash, Uriel Orlow, Navin Rawanchaikul, Julika Rudelius, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tintin Wulia, Zhang Peili, and Artur Zmijewski.

Each of these artists attempt to document circumstance in a certain territory.  They can span a lot of time and be all over the world, but every work seems to connect to one another in some aspect.  This exhibition is more than just surviving, but adapting and changing as our era tries to find its place in human history.

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