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The Possibility of an Island

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Maya: A Lost Island, Barents Sea, 2000 Dual Channel Video
The Possibility of an Island

Keithstrasse 10
10787 Berlin
Germany
May 15th, 2013 - July 20th, 2013
Opening: May 15th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
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http://www.import-projects.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
tempelhof-schöneberg
EMAIL:  
info@import-projects.org
PHONE:  
0049 (0) 30 956 183 23
OPEN HOURS:  
During exhibitions, Thursday-Saturday, 13-17pm & by appointment

DESCRIPTION

Just as John Donne reported his discovery – that ‘no man is an island, entire of itself’, but ‘a piece of the continent, a part of the main’ – so Thoreau announced that 'the smallest stream is a Mediterranean sea'. In the particular, macro potential is revealed. Since Plato, through Defoe and Swift, via Gauguin, and in the work of numerous contemporary artists the island figure has been employed to negotiate relationships between the real and the imaginary, utopia and dystopia, selfhood and otherness, centre and periphery. This exhibition charts the topography of this intellectual archipelago – interrogating the possibility of isolation in the 21st Century.

Vernissage: May 15, 7-10pm
Finissage: July 20 7-10pm