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A Public Sidebar- TIMING IS EVERYTHING – FRI, NOV 15 at UC San Diego


October 3 – December 6, 2013
University Art Gallery, UC San Diego

Uriel Orlow
Remnants of the Future / Plans for the Past, 2010-12

When: November 15 – December 6

Location: University Art Gallery, UC San Diego

Friday, November 15 / 10:30am

Please join us for breakfast and the premiere of Uriel Orlow’s Remnants of the Future / Plans for the Past, followed by a response and conversation with archaeologist Justin Walsh.

Walsh’s current research is directed to problems associated with protecting and preserving cultural heritage, including “damaged” archaeological sites, contested territories such as outer space, and understanding objects designed to be ephemeral. How might we read everyday objects, space, and practices, as traces of undisclosed pasts and unrealized futures?

Uriel Orlow is known for his modular, multi-media installations that focus on specific locations and micro-histories and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. His work is concerned with spatial manifestations of memory, blind spots of representation and forms of haunting. Recent exhibitions include Bergen Assembly (2013), Aichi Triennale (2013), Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), Unmade Film, Al-Ma’mal, Jerusalem, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris and Les Complices*, Zurich (2013), Manifesta 9 (2012), Chewing the Scenery, 54th Venice Biennale (2011), 8th Mercosul Biennial (2011), and 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (2008). Orlow is a senior research fellow at University of Westminster London.

Justin Walsh is an archaeologist. He currently serves as assistant professor of art history at Chapman University. His areas of specialization are cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean, the preservation of cultural heritage, and the archaeology of space exploration. His most recent projects include an examination of how archaeologists might reconstruct a past which is represented by purposely ephemeral (e.g., self-destructing) objects, and a monograph on the acquisition and use of Greek pottery by consumers from several different cultures in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine Europe (ca. 800-300 BCE). The latter project will be published by Routledge Press in early 2014.

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