Two Truths | Artists Talk
Tue 26 May 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House,13/14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle), London, NW1 4QP
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Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry will be in conversation with the six artists involved in Two Truths at the Daiwa Foundation. The discussion will revolve around curatorial concerns about the impact of cultural displacement on artistic practice.
Two Truths explores the Buddhist doctrine of the same name that differentiates between two levels of truth: conventional and ultimate (or, relative and absolute). Conventional truth is how we usually see the world; a place full of diverse and distinctive things and beings. Ultimate truth is empty of concrete and inherent characteristics; there are no distinctive things or beings.
The artists in this exhibition represent elements of the world around them, conventional truths if you will, perhaps in an attempt to understand the abstract and indefinable: the ultimate truth. Arguably this is the journey of all artists, musicians, writers and performers, but how might the relationship to ‘truth’ be affected by cultural displacement?