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Rome at the Poetry Society

Dean, Judith

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Abstract

I’m invading The Poetry Society, throughout its centenary year, with Rome; an invitation to exhibit has been interpreted as an invitation to occupy. Invasion is messy and involves considerable negotiation: art, poetry, Rome collide. There is both superficial and in-depth engagement from all sides. A museum culture is established as things disappear and are replaced; some things go on loan to other projects, or are removed for photography and / or restoration. Memory and presence co-exist; history repeats itself, again. By the end of the year complete withdrawal will take place, and rapid excavation will reveal what, if anything, remains.

Exhibition Performance Type Exhibition
Start Date Mar 8, 2019
APA6 Citation Dean, J. Rome at the Poetry Society. 8 March 2019 - 1 December 2009. (Unpublished)
Keywords territory, ambition, temporality, farce


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