Nineteen Forty – 2022 (2022)

Nineteen Forty – 2022
Online exhibition
In Transit Space, Manchester UK
11 November 2021 – 30 October 2022
View Nineteen Forty-2022 Online

Nineteen Forty – 2022 is an end of training residency exhibition showcasing works by Pablo Paillole, Yasmine Aminanda, Abdul Shakir and Charlie Fitz. The exhibition explores our relationship with the past and how this informs the way we view ourselves, others, and build the future.

The presented works use archival structures as a tool for questioning the worlds we find ourselves within. Some works examine identity and representation by bringing to the forefront issues such as the extent to which social and ethnic groups are present in mass-media depictions, and how these portrayals are being shaped. Other works consider transcending the singular, unified self to construct hybrid/multiple identities and new possibilities.

Nineteen Forty – 2022 foregrounds the compelling use of moving images as a means to investigate the mechanisms through which personal and cultural identities are formed. These works have a wide-ranging subject matter yet are linked by the artists’ shared use of archives from the year 1940 to 2022. 

Co-curated by Celina Loh and Elizabeth Low.