Tangent Projects, Project 6 - To Brush Against the Grain of History
October 26th - November 23rd 2018, Hans & Fritz Contemporary, Barcelona.
Opening night October 25th 8pm. There will also be a second event to coincide with LOOP Barcelona Festival on Saturday November 10th from 12pm. All welcome!
We are very pleased to present, in collaboration with HANS & FRITZ CONTEMPORARY and Loop City Screen Festival, Tangent Projects, Project 6 "To Brush Against the Grain of History". An exhibition that scrutinises history and in particular, the production of history.
The title, "To Brush Against the Grain of History", is the ultimate line from chapter seven of Walter Benjamin's final work "On the Concept of History". In which, Benjamin correlates history to the spoils of the war victorious - a past that is empathetic to the victors and their heirs, handed down from one to the next without a great deal of debate.
For this exhibition, we will be showing video works by artists Eli Cortiñas (Spain – based in Berlin), Christopher Kline (USA – based in Berlin) and Katy B Plummer (USA – based in Sydney), that seek to remedy this by asking us to listen to new narratives and in turn, produce alternative stories – sometimes personal and sometimes even with song!