Ancient Art Objects

Ancient Art Objects

Whitespace, Atlanta, GA

August-September, 2017

Ancient Art Objects takes the themes of excavation, time, and antiquity as its points of departure. Considering the work of art historians and archeologists as well as the value conferred upon relics, the artists in this exhibition riff on the ancients in creating contemporary objects. In Philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s treatise "What is the Contemporary?", he argues that time is coeval: “Contemporariness inscribes itself in the present by marking it above all as archaic.” Pulsing in the present, the works in this exhibition illustrate that the near and far coexist. 

Exhibiting artists include Jaime Bull, Karen Lederer, Rosemary Mayer, Padma Rajendran, Ry Rocklen, Kaleena Stasiak, Siebren Versteeg, Max Warsh, and Jeff Williams. 

Exhibition review in Burnaway 

Exhibition review in ArtsATL