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THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND

FROM MAY 15 TO JULY 20 2013


interrogating the possibility of isolation in the 21st Century

Alexander Ponomarev, Maya: A Lost Island, Barents Sea, 2000. gif of dual channel video

THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND  


Julieta Aranda
Mohamed Azzam Axza 
Goldin+Senneby
Daniel Keller 
Antti Laitinen 
Mariyam Omar 
Bik Van der Pol
Alexander Ponomarev 
Andrew Ranville 
Antoine Renard 
Nicholas Roberts

Curated by Elena Gilbert & Nadim Samman  


Just as John Donne reported his discovery – that no man is an island, entire of itself, but a piece of the continent, a part of the main – so Thoreau announced that the smallest stream is a Mediterranean sea. In the particular, macro potential is revealed.

Since Plato, through Defoe and Swift, via Gauguin, and in the work of numerous contemporary artists the island figure has been employed to negotiate relationships between the real and the imaginary, utopia and dystopia, selfhood and otherness, centre and periphery.

This exhibition charts the topography of this intellectual archipelago – interrogating the possibility of isolation in the 21st Century. 


IMPORT PROJECTS Keithstrasse 10
10787 Berlin, Germany
INFORMATION: • Phone: +493095618323
• Website: http://www.import-projects.org
• Mail : info@import-projects.org

OPENING TIMES: Thursday-Saturday, 12-18H
ADMISSION PRICE: Free

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