Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Dominga Street, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Constructions of Truths asks us to reflect on the truths of images which populate our everyday lives and how these affect how we view the world. To parse truthiness to reveal the conditions of truth in media, government, nonfiction, and elsewhere. Artists included in the show present work using the projected image as a metaphor for how images are projected on us as viewers and how artists, through formal, aesthetic and narrative spaces, question these constructions.
The 21st century’s digital turn has blurred the media of photography and film, producing the post-photographic image which is so altered through its various layers that the ‘original’ is no longer a matter of concern. For what is now the originating image? Are we able to distinguish realities from constructed ones? Are we able to reconcile what is believable and what is not?
Constructions of Truths is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila in partnership with the Han Nefkens Foundation and in collaboration with Edouard Malingue Gallery, Kurimanzutto, The Ruya Foundation and Silverlens.