Gerald Moore Gallery is pleased to present (…) Forgot to Remember to Forget (…), a group exhibition with nine artists exploring the notions of nostalgia with its interrelationship with memory, home-making, identity and migration to subvert the perception of nostalgia as a negative sentiment to show a longing for the past and an unfulfilled desire for the present. Nostalgia as part and parcel of the human experiences could be seen as a defeatist retreat from the present, and evidence of loss of faith in the future. However, stemming from Svetlana Boym's restorative and reflective nostalgia and Milan Kundera's view on nostalgia as a deceptive sentiment, this group exhibition takes three distinctions as the departure points to invite the participants to break the absolute binaries of the past, present and future. Furthermore, to refine the mapping of the grey areas on the outskirts of an imaginary home.
Curated by Yueh-Ning Lee & Sixten Liu @otherwiseproject
With support from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and the Exhibitions Hub,
Department of Art, Goldsmiths College
Yarli Allison, Nikolai Azariah, Ignacio Chico, Shi Jiao, Catalina Correa Moller, Semin Hong, Zaratea Gården Hurtig, Daniel Rey, Wenxuan Wang