Walk of Truth: The Location of Culture

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22 October -13 November 2011
Pulchri Studio, Den Haag (NL

The very concept of homogeneous national cultures, the consensual or contiguous transmission of historical traditions, or ‘organic’ ethnic communities – as the grounds of cultural comparativism – are in a profound process of redefinition.’

As Homi Bhabha notes in the above extract from his book ‘The Location of Culture’, from where this exhibition also borrows its title, the notion of culture is constantly being redefined. Bhabha introduced the notion of cultural hybridity as a feature of modernity and set out to highlight the connections between colonialism and globalism.

The title is also a nod to Walk of Truth and its activities as the newly established foundation embraces cultural heritage and the potential to build bridges for the future by symbolically launching its activities with an exhibition of contemporary art.

But what do we mean by ‘culture’? As a concept it appears in a diversity of fields, including, history, art, politics and anthropology, therefore it can cover a wide spectrum, relating to ideas about human creativity, issues of collective identity and social organization, diversity, cultural property and monuments. As it cannot be contained within a specific field, similarly it cannot be pinned down in time. Culture is constantly moving as it hovers between the past the present and the future, yet it performs differently in each one of them.

22 October -13 November 2011
Pulchri Studio, Den Haag (NL)


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