Special Alert

Art Exhibit – Anti-Nostalgia

  • October 18, 2018 - October 21, 2018 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • The Carrack Modern Art
  • 947 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Th-Su 11am-5pm
  • FREE admission

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A group show of manipulated found photographs

Desire has no history. - Susan Sontag
Anti-Nostalgia is a group exhibition of artists invited to create works utilizing found photographs. Artists explore: our relationship to the photograph as an object; memories and sentimentality; history and the familial; the vernacular and the archive; and alternative and interventionist narratives. A photograph provides both a historical and unattainable reality. Anti-Nostalgia investigates how our attraction to and/or repulsion by found photographs does not come from nostalgia, but comes from a desire to confirm, deny and transform a reality. Theorists argue that nostalgia can be a form of fascism - a longing for a glorified past that leads us down an authoritarian path. Anti-Nostalgia is a topical and critical approach to our current global situation, an attempt to draw attention to the way we read, feel, understand and use imagery in the name of ideology and personal whim.

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