our countries



by Ivan Henderson

Published on February 06, 2013

  • Some of these works did resonate with my sense of country in ways that brought back fond and not-so-fond memories. At the same time, this exhibition employs a BROAD definition of “country,” which I can appreciate, even if I cannot relate to everything I saw there. I will have a chance to work with people at the DCCA in the very near future, so I definitely will ask without sounding accusatory. The style of installation and perceived separation might be explained along practical lines, or it might have been done to get me thinking and talking (which it did, obviously).
    Either way, the FEELING of that exhibition as a whole (and that installation in particular) in that space was altogether unique. Now that I think about it again, I have to say that I am left with a lasting impression of at least some of the “country” the curator and artists probably hoped to communicate.

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