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Brown Collective at Peles Empire

Exhibition Detail
SLEEPER
55 Kynaston Road
London N16 0EB
United Kingdom


July 2nd, 2009 - July 23rd, 2009
Opening: 
July 2nd, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Untitled , Arcangelo SassolinoArcangelo Sassolino, Untitled ,
2008 , Unique drawing with official stamp printed on photograph paper, 18" x 24" (45 x 62 cm)
© Arcangelo Sassolino
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Brown is pleased to announce the group exhibition “Sleeper”, a presentation of artists of
the gallery FEINKOST, Berlin. “Sleeper” puts 9 international artists together under a rather
sinister light. The theme looks at the notion of suddenly becoming something else as if
awakening under a directive. In this case the exhibition concept scrutinizes the nature of
curatorial practice, i.e., reinterpreting artistic practices and projects that carry their own
specific meanings by suddenly placing them into altogether different roles or meanings.

According to biblical lore, the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus were seven Disciples of Christ
who were locked away in a cave for a hundred years: an effort aimed at diminishing the
influence of Christianity. When one day the cave was reopened, the sleepers awoke as if
not more than a night had passed and they carried on with their pilgrimage. Today, thanks
to Bush-era aftershocks, the definition of the sleeper has been overloaded with Hollywood
tales like The Manchurian Candidate and The Bourne Identity as well as the media’s pervasive trawling for homegrown threats, terrorist cells, and secret agents. This exhibition plots
out a scene of criminal intent connecting disparate artistic practices to create a theater of
interpretation.


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