The Witnessing Event
Exhibition Dates: July 8 - 29, 2017
El Museo de Los Sures
120 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
(Between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street)
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 - 7pm
Join us at the opening of The Witnessing Event, curated by Rashmi Viswanathan featuring the works of Residency Unlimited local and international artists Anna Orlikowska (Poland), Željka Blakšić (aka Gita Blak) (NYC), Joshua Nierodzinski (NYC), and Georg Petermichl (Austria).
Exploring the complicity of visuality in corroborating personal and social truths, this exhibition looks at works that are witnesses of sorts. They document social experiments, pry open the expected relationships between picturing and knowing, and function as testimony to personal and cultural memory.
The Witnessing Event looks at a range of media, and its relationship to documenting/ creating/ producing memory. Addressing the question of how visuality bears witness to larger histories of experience, the participating artists undermine conventional separations of personal and social truths by examining the practice of representation.