Uncover the City: Alternative Perspectives: The exhibition explores the relationship between society and the space it exists in. This exhibition is the debut of a series that explores the notion of uncovering cities through a variety of artistic and cultural practices. City is defined as a center of population, commerce and culture. A city is built on a variety of complex systems. How individuals explore, perceive, internalise and experience different cities forms the basis of this exhibition. By uncovering these complex systems, many platforms for discussion arise, such as social and political impact, deconstruction, structural or historical importance and personal relevance. This exhibition presents alternative realities from artists in the Netherlands, Japan, Clolumbia, Poland and South Africa. Subsequent themes include displacement, living with crime, xenophobia, corruption, paranoia, the impact of technology and the reality of living with and celebrating cultural differences. By presenting various artistic experiences, we present the opportunity to discover diverse realities, but also the opportunity to reflect on personal situations. Cities are alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Just as complex systems provide new energy and opportunity to a living city, so we as individuals can uncover our own narrative and placement. Just stroll around with your eyes wide open.
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” (Nelson Mandela)