Here, There, Elsewhere
22nd March to 5th April 2002
London Print Studio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RE
A group exhibition curated with David Blamey, following the publication of Here, There, Elsewhere: Dialogues on Location and Mobility, edited by David Blamey.
Including Paul O’Neill, Fiona Banner, Mariele Neudecker, Janice Kerbel, Johnny Spencer, David Blamey.
“We live in an age of increased mobility. At the time research for this collection of essays was undertaken, post-colonial discourses tended to focus on the impact of mobility on those at the receiving end, rather than on the growing populations that now enjoy the freedom to travel worldwide. The circulation of people, culture and commodities forms the hub of our globalized culture, but where does this freedom of movement take us? In Here, There, Elsewhere, artists and writers investigate ideas surrounding the presumed benefits of mobility and address the role, impact and implications of travel for both the visitor and the visited. Through art works, photo essays, autobiography and cultural theory, contributors question the pleasure of travel and the desire to move, relocate, or adopt new identities and lifestyles. In examining how travel both defines and erodes identity, this collection addresses two key questions: when does freedom from location become dislocation and when does the ability to escape become an inability to belong?”
From the press release.