Starkwhite presents Performative Geographies, an exhibition by Jin Jiangbo and John Reynolds.
In his essay Performative Geographies, Laurence Simmons writes, “This exhibition, which brings together a New Zealand and a Chinese artist, argues for strong correlations between historical Western and historical Chinese representations and cultural uses of islands. To understand ‘islandness’ in the cultural imagination both artists produce performative geographies beginning with the assumption that the meaning of islands is not so much apprehended as produced through painting and the construction of images. This is an approach to thinking about islands that refuses to conceive of their meaning as fixed or stable, and attests to the cross-cultural lure of the island for the human imagination.”
The gallery is open and adhering to social distancing measures.
The exhibition can also be viewed online. View the exhibition here.