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A Hole Through The Future.
Munch gallery. New York. USA. 2013.
The exhibition is concerned with imaginings derived from modern ruins – seen as process and object, allegory and dialectical image. Through series of collages, reproductions of scale models and architectural installation, ruins of built environment is exemplified as a metaphor, for broader political, aesthetic and philosophical questions. The exhibition is concerned with the ruin as architectonic condition, not necessarily as a fundamental ‘other’ to architecture, but rather as a point of dissolution, where the object undergoes a shift in meaning. It is about ruins as spatial, temporal and social implosion. About the shock of vanishing materiality and the collapse of understood planning and order. It is about the ruin as a vessel for ideologies, and their collapse. It is about nostalgia, remains and reminders.
But it is also about choosing to see the margins of things, as a space with a radical potential for openness. One where the anchorage for our understanding of object, architecture and history is potentially shattered, and new explorations in perspective and meanings become possible. In this, the exhibition is built around a certain utopian ambiguity – it is about pasts that could have been, and futures that never came to be, but not as an inspiration for restorative nostalgia, rather as a point of departure, in seeing the ruin as crevice in history, through which it is possible to break into other presents and futures.
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