Stamps Gallery - The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding

Added on by Shelagh Keeley.

Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan

September 8 - October 14, 2017

Exhibition information here.

In Winter 2015, The Power Plant presented The Unfinished Conversation, an exhibition which took as its point of departure the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who devoted his life to studying the interweaving threads of culture, power, politics and history. Featuring the work of artists Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Steve McQueen, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira, the exhibition invites viewers to consider how meaning is constructed; how it is systematically distorted by audience reception; and how it can be detached and drained of its original intent to produce specific or slanted narratives. This exhibition was previously on view at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal from 21 September - 31 December 2016.

In Winter 2015, The Power Plant presented The Unfinished Conversation, an exhibition which took as its point of departure the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who devoted his life to studying the interweaving threads of culture, power, politics and history. Featuring the work of artists Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Steve McQueen, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira, the exhibition invites viewers to consider how meaning is constructed; how it is systematically distorted by audience reception; and how it can be detached and drained of its original intent to produce specific or slanted narratives. This exhibition was previously on view at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal from 21 September - 31 December 2016.