Constructions of Truths
About the Event
Constructions of Truths asks us to reflect on the truths of images which populate our everyday lives and how these affect how we view the world. Artists included in the show present work using the projected image as a metaphor for how images are projected on us as viewers and how artists, through formal, aesthetic and narrative spaces, question these constructions.
The exhibition is a proposal to engage criticality from the audience, a way to negotiate the continually shifting perceptions of reality. To parse truthiness to reveal the conditions of truth in media, government, nonfiction, and elsewhere. We have come to accept with unquestioning confidence the authenticity of images. In a time when the image is never farther from the truth than it is closer to fiction, we have to be deeply aware of this shift in the ‘truth’ of the image.
The 21st century’s digital turn has blurred the media of photography and film, producing the post-photographic image which is so altered through its various layers that the ‘original’ is no longer a matter of concern. For what is now the originating image? When we are inundated with images everyday, what happens with our perception of the world and its realities? Are we able to distinguish realities from constructed ones? Are we able to reconcile what is believable and what is not?
The exhibition will include works by Martha Atienza, Minerva Cuevas, Luay Fadhil, Ramin Haerizadeh/Rokni Haerizadeh/Hesam Rahmanian, Shuruq Harb, Ho Tzu Nyen, Thao Nguyen Phan, Maria Taniguchi and James N. Kienitz Wilkins.
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Constructions of Truths is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila in partnership with the Han Nefkens Foundation and in collaboration with Edouard Malingue Gallery, Kurimanzutto, The Ruya Foundation and Silverlens.