Thursday, March 27, 2008

'Ethnographies of the Future' in Brooklyn Heights

One of two group shows at the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights, Ethnographies of the Future "takes into account the vast geographies impacted by colonial rule."

The above life-sized work by Rajkamal Kahlon, Dummyboard, Untitled Painting no. 1 (2008, oil on wood), certainly grabs your eye when you walk into the gallery nestled behind the Business Library on Clinton Street.

BRIC's Rotunda Gallery is one of the great hidden-right-in-front-of-your-face finds of Brooklyn Heights. (You can have yourself an incredibly cultured day by hitting the Rotunda, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and then Barge Music at Fulton Ferry Landing.)

In show #2, Properly Past (also at the Rotunda), Brooklyn-based artists "examine obsolete phenomena, ideas and forms which contain signs of a modernist utopian promise for a future."

Photo by MK Metz

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