Taking as a starting point the definition of citizenship given by the French Declaration of Human Rights of 1789, this international contemporary art exhibition explores whether this 18th century concept can still function in the 21st century or if we are holding on to an outmoded, anachronistic concept.
By observing the current dissolution of citizenship, the exhibition looks at the perception of artists from different parts of the globe in relation to these issues, focussing on works that highlight the problematic relationship of the individual to a space, which is beginning to crumble.
Jana Sterbak, Mans Wrange, Roy Arden, Ludovic Michaux, Matthieu Laurette, Anna Bella Geiger,
Claudia Andujar, Joao Ripper, Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg, Boris Mikailov, Raqs Media Collective, Rubens Mano, Ori Gersht, Peter Kennard, Anthony Key, Ingrid Pollard, Jean-Luc Abbatucci, Carlos Carvalho, Armin Linke.
Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Laymert Garcia dos Santos
Tour dates 2005-2006
Pitzhanger Manor Museum, London
20 January - 4th April 2005
0208 567 1227
The City Gallery, Leicester
27 April - 25 May 2005
0116 223 2060
Oriel Davies, Powys, Wales
20 August - 8 October 2005
01686 622 288
The Ormeau Baths, Belfast
20 October - 17 December 2005
Previewed by Sarah Kent, in Time Out London, March 2005 and reviewed by Daniel Jewesbury Art Monthly Dec-Jan 07