Amalgama is proud to present Opposing Fictions: women provoking fact and fabrication, a group exhibition of artists from Latin America whose work challenges our understanding of the imaginary in an age of factual uncertainty.
Wednesday 22 June - Sunday 3 July 2022
Koppel X, 48 Piccadilly Circus, London W1B 5RA
(next to boots)
Commonly, we tend to understand fact and fiction as opposing concepts, identifying the first as an objective and static reality, and the latter as an invention, a product of our imagination and our subjective mind. However, as we increasingly face evolving concepts, such as post-truth, alternative facts and fake news, promoted and disseminated by an increasingly connected global community, we are unavoidably having to question our own ability to create a clear distinction between the two.
Using collage as both concept and medium, the captivating work of these seven women dismantles and reassembles the images and notions that were once considered to be unbiased. Political reportage, mass media, landscape, testimonies and even the human body, have been reframed as fiction derived from a specific creative process. Yet, despite seeming unnatural, observing them as fictitious exposes the narratives that have constructed them in the past, making room for other worlds outside our usual paradigms and creating new ways of understanding our reality.
Friday 24 June
MEET THE ARTISTS DAY: MATILDE AMIGO, ANA ISABEL DIEZ, JULIANA RIOS, CAMILA VILLALOBOS
11.00; 13.30; 18.00 - Tour with curator, Daniela Galan