Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents “The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream”, curated by Paula Naughton and featuring work by Jonathas de Andrade, Edgardo Aragón, Gavin Murphy and Lisa Tan.
The exhibition brings together artists who revisit history through personal and staged narratives. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, real and imagined, each artist creates a palimpsest site to negotiate new meaning. Existing in neither the past or present this in-between space uncovers alternate ‘truths’. Through shared processes of documentation and archiving, the artists address culture as a form of representation in order to examine complex issues of social & political structures. The exhibition title is a quote by the writer and poet, Jorge Luis Borges.
Themes of historical amnesia are explored in the work of Jonathas de Andrade. Filmed on the streets of Buenos Aires, Andrade captured the faces of 4000 anonymous men on Super 8 black and white film. Transferred onto video the images are montaged together at an aggressive speed, the faces blurring into one. Titled 4000 Disparos (translated into English as 4000 shots), refers to desaparecidos, a term used to describe the disappeared during the Argentinean dictatorship of 1970’s. Through the mechanism of the lens, the work resurrects the emotions historicized in the past.
“The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream”, with Jonathas de Andrade
From 11th April to 7th June
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5 – 9 Temple Bar
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