The exhibition explores the representation of history in terms of identity and nation. How is the rise and fall of civilisations depicted? How is the hubris of humankind allegorised? And what sort of media transformations has the invention of photography and film brought about on the representations of myths, heroes, heroines, rulers and sovereigns as well as on pivotal historical events since the 19th century right through to the present day?
With the new format Considering the Collection & An Insert by… , a series of exhibitions has been established for the coming years that is to show prominent works from the collection and to feature, in a separate part of the Paintings Gallery, a contemporary position resulting from engagement with the Academy’s Art Collections.
The exhibition takes a digressive tour through art history from the 15th century to the present day, as reflected in the art collections of the Academy of Fine Arts.
An invitation to epistemic disobedience with Raqs Media Collective.