“Face the living past in the dying present.”
Whether it be a distant pang of loss or a tremor of shame for past wrongdoings, ‘traces’ are like a scar on our collective subconscious, punctuating our personal and collective histories as markers of misfortune. To bring these traces into the light, to reanimate and recontextualise them, is to face the past with a profound depth of meaning, to attempt to heal ourselves and to feel the visceral echoes of our potential with clarity and hope.
Responding to Anthony Bond’s curatorial essay, Trace – A historical contextualisation of the theme, Antidote invites audiences to inhabit the traces of 5 artists, presenting rich visual narratives of violence and volatility, loss and misfortune and strategies for adaptation and survival.
Curated by James Nguyen and Grace Partridg. Featuring works by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Rushdi Anwar, Zanny Begg, Justin Dingwall, and Lindy Lee.
Opening: Wednesday 14 March, 6pm to 8pm.
Friday 16 March to Sunday 25 March 2018