Time: January 31, 2010 to February 18, 2010
Location: THE LAY UP, Williamsburg
Street: 84 South 6th Street
Website or Map: http://www.frictionproject.com
Phone: see website
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: F(R)ICTION PROJECT
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2010
LIMINAL SPACE, curated by F(R)ICTION PROJECT, is a multimedia investigation of the multiplicity of marginal spaces, peripheral issues and transitional states that exist within the urban landscape. The term liminal, originating from the Latin word līmen, meaning threshold, alludes to a space-between, a place of ambiguity and transition––a site of passage in which borders, boundaries and thresholds are crossed. It is an indeterminate zone of oppositions, interactions, and exchange. This exhibition will examine the work of eight artists whose diverse artistic practices engage with the concept of liminality and its relationship to the global cityscape: as a heterogeneous network of transcultural exchange and hybridity, as well as a site of continual instability and flux.
The work of Jonathan Allen, Andrea Chung, Saman Kamyab & Jon Eirik Kopperud, Caitlin Masley, Karl Mendonca, Leah Oates and Dawit Petros engages with the liminal both thematically and formally–– their diverse mediums and formal techniques engender countless potentialities and shades of grey, creating a space in which critical dialogue, perceptual shifts and new modes of cultural understanding and personal identification may occur. In an engagement with such locales as Bombay, Beijing, New York and Baghdad and through fractured narratives of memory and history, each artist questions the production of subjective experience within the delineated spaces of the global cityscape. These diverse practices draw attention to the ‘space-between'; blurring categorical boundaries and crossing metaphysical thresholds, allowing for the dissolution of perceptual and cultural borders, the dismantling of fixed identities, and the exploration of subjective/objective dynamics within the urban environment.
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