[NetBehaviour] Exchange Mechanism.
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Thu Feb 18 11:01:30 CET 2010
Curated by Raimi Gbadamosi
Exchange Mechanism is an exhibition that questions the demands and
denials of freedom in contemporary life, alongside artists’
responsibility to actively engage with the political. Increasing
regulation of public life, restrictions on travel, censorship and self
censorship, routine invasions of personal privacy, amidst a general
sense of public disengagement from political process and debate. This is
the exhibition’s starting point.
Over eight weeks, Belfast Exposed’s public gallery will be transformed
into an alternative political space, where activists, artists, campaign
groups and interested citizens are free to meet to exchange ideas,
whether via talks and debates on a specially constructed platform or
informally over a drink or a coffee.
Themes range from imaginative looks at city centre development to
controversies around photographing in public, human rights, privacy and
DNA databases; media reporting of political scandals to sectarian
conflict; photo-journalism in an age of disbelief to debating the
fallout from global recession.
Presenting contemporary art in the context of live political engagement,
the newly opened second gallery will be showing three new works by local
artists, alongside documentary film from the UTV archive and a film by
curator Raimi Gbadamosi, responding to Belfast Exposed’s political
Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF
When: Fri 12 Feb – Fri 9 Apr 2010, Tue-Sun 11am-4pm
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