Art Exhibition: Alternative Facts: Interpreting works from the School of Art Collection
'Merman', Japan, late 19th century
22 May 2017
A new exhibition opens at Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery today (Monday 22 May 2017).
Alternative Facts: Interpreting works from the School of Art Collection explores the historic functions of visual culture as a reflection of reality and as social commentary.
The show has been curated by students enrolled on the undergraduate module ‘Staging an Exhibition’.
Responding to the state of veracity in a ‘post-truth’ climate – and the fact that both ‘post-truth’ and ‘surreal’ were words of the year 2016 – Alternative Facts also considers the role of the museum curator as reliable storyteller and trusted guide.
The exhibition includes works from the collection by Conrad Atkinson, Claire Curneen, Stephen Dixon, Rigby Graham, Honoré Daumier, James Gillray, Angelica Kauffmann, John Keane, Erich Lessing, Hilary Paynter, Hans Saebens, Roberto Salbitani, Paul Scott, Joe Tilson, Carole Windham and Jesse Wine.
Alternative Facts: Interpreting works from the School of Art Collection is on view at the School of Art Gallery, Buarth Mawr, Aberystwyth from 22 May until 29 September 2017. The Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00. Admission is free.