Ethnographies of the Future

Elia Alba, Rajkamal Kahlon, Seung Young Kim & Hironori Murai, Simone Leigh, Ohad Meromi, Marc Andre Robinson, Pak Sheung Chuen, Allison Smith, Sriwhana Spong and Roberto Visani
Sunday, January 10, 2010 to Sunday, February 28, 2010

Curated by Sara Reisman for the BRIC Rotunda Gallery

Ethnographies of the Future takes into account the vast geographies impacted by colonial rule by bringing together artists whose works present a critical relationship to post-colonial identity politics.  With their diverse historical reference points, the artists featured in the exhibition make clear that the terms of cultural identification are unstable—and they suggest, through videos and mixed-media works, an ever-shifting discursive field where the possibilities for defining ethnography are unending. Drawing on histories of the Caribbean, North Africa, the South Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, the exhibition addresses colonial rule from a contemporary and global perspective.