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Simon Patterson: The Undersea World and Other Stories

Le Feuvre, Lisa. 2008. Simon Patterson: The Undersea World and Other Stories. In: "Simon Patterson The Undersea World and Other Stories", National Maritime Museum, London, United Kingdom, 1 May - 26 Oct 2008. [Show/Exhibition]

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Le Feuvre, Lisa
Abstract or Description:

The Undersea World and Other Stories investigates Simon Patterson’s consistent explorations of the sea, stars and time – themes central to the collections and research at the National Maritime Museum (NMM). The Museum unpacks the material cultures that result from human attempts to find their place in the world, be it mapping the skies above, the ocean depths below, or seeking relationships across time and space. Such structures form frameworks of understanding that are bounded by limits of knowledge and distributed through language. Patterson’s artistic practice uses wry humour to question the ways language is used and misused in a flawed network of knowledge, power, doubt and affirmation. Language is built on consensus, yet in Patterson’s hands the register shifts to one of dissensus as he negotiates between universal solutions and failures that are, paradoxically, essential for language to do its work.

Contributors: Patterson, S (Artist)
Official URL: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/explore/art/new-visions/simon...
Date range: 1 May - 26 Oct 2008
Event Location: National Maritime Museum, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 2407
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2009 10:33
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 12:52
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2407
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