You Must Not Stand In One Place

Thursday, May 16, 2019

in collaboration with: Melissa Teng Sopheak Sam
filed in: 2019 News Exhibitions

Curated by Melissa Teng and Sopheak Sam.

From the curators:

"You must not stand in one place brings together artists who tap into alternative worlds by creating grand and radical metanarratives of society. Through a variety of mediums, they investigate global concerns of today: identities, markets, machines, and environments to arrive at value systems that challenge what we can strive for in our current world.

The exhibition borrows its title from an Igbo saying, “If you want to see it well, you must not stand in one place,” often attributed to the late writer, Chinua Achebe. The saying takes on layered meaning when transposed within the exhibition; viewers are invited to move among the constellation of metanarratives and consider where they stand.

The works in this presentation are by contemporary voices constantly investigating and speculating realities, using aesthetic and conceptual strategies to overcome inertia and activate movement. You must not stand in one place is an exhibition that expands the possible, whether directly or obliquely, through modes of rendering, remixing, and radicalizing."

A review by Gina Lindner for the Boston Hassle can be read here.