That’s Not How I Remember It

That’s Not How I Remember It
July 12 – August 16, 2008
Reception: July 12, 6-8pm
Anna Helwing Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition
That’s Not How I Remember It, a group show featuring:
Matias Faldbakken
Diango Hernandez
Alastair MacKinven
David Maljkovic
Adam McEwen
Wilfredo Prieto
Armando Andrade Tudela

Adam McEwen, I’m So Tired, 2007
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2008 from 6 to 8pm.  The gallery is located on 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.  Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
With this group exhibition, Anna Helwing Gallery selects seven artists whose work hinges on the subtle, yet ever increasing “corporate-ization” or “Western-ization”, or eventually Americanization of culture abroad.  This cultural shift towards a social homogenization reflects a larger cultural and economical globalization of individual realities and aesthetics, and a resulting clash of ancestral and new values, beliefs, and moral systems visually and aesthetically manifested.
This group exhibition gathers the work of seven talented artists that employ this theme. Whether it’s in terms of investigating the potential of artistic intervention to disrupt the systems underlying this process; or whether it’s an interest in countercultural movements; or whether it’s in terms of exploring how political ideas are assimilated and activated aesthetically; or whether it’s a heightened interest in the dislocation of weary, dead modernist aesthetics and utopian ideology. It’s about the visualization of the difficulty of collective identity in times of cultural and economical globalization, its interpersonal conflicts, and the problematization of material and abstract ideals, all seen through the artist’s eyes.
Anna Helwing

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