Fictions

Hugh Dichmont, Eugenia Ivanissevich, Glen Jamieson & Aaron Juneau, Girolamo Marri, Fay Nicolson, Helen Perkins and Marianna Simnett

Fictions brings together the work of eight contemporary artists who explore the boundaries between fact and fiction. Working with moving image, text, and objects, the artists aim to disrupt our expectations of narrative norms and how these come to shape our experience and understanding.

Taking its name from the collection of short stories by Argentinean writer Jorge Louis Borges, the exhibition draws on the paradoxical scenarios he creates. In Borges' world, ideas of language, time, memory and truth surpass our everyday expectations. As an exhibition, 'Fictions' aims to sketch out these relationships within the context of our contemporary society. The internet and mass media have altered the ways we share and digest information on a global scale whilst impacting on the value of printed matter, personal and local history. Fictions aims to ask what forms of information can be trusted, what is lost in translation from one language another and who has control over determining fact and fantasy?

To compliment the exhibition, Nottingham-based Hinterland Projects will install a Reading Corner that acts as a contextual resource for gallery visitors. Visitors will be able to take away a bespoke reading list, which has been compiled around the themes and topics in the exhibition.

Events:
Private View Thu 19 Mar 2009 6pm - 8pm
Free drinks with the artists and curators

The Reading Room - Quixote, Menard, La Mancha
Wed 25 Mar 2009, Broadway Cinema, 14 - 18 Broad Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3AL,

Organised in collaboration with Hinterland Projects, this evening of conversation will discuss Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's 'Don Quixote' (a seminal work of literature often described as the first 'modern' novel) and will seek to analyse its conceptual connections to Jorge Luis Borges' short story 'Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote', (1939) and the 2002 documentary 'Lost in La Mancha', about Terry Gilliam's failed attempt to make 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’. Event free but booking essential. Please email jennie@hinterlandprojects.com to confirm a place and receive copies of the text in advance.