How did we get to: know so little? – 12 May to 9 June

HOW DID WE GET TO: KNOW SO LITTLE? is a collaboration between Golden Thread Gallery and Docs Ireland 2022. This exhibition of artist moving image works explores how museums and archives perpetuate western colonialism through categorisation and collecting objects, and hopes to engage with the ongoing dialogue about the politics of the museum. The exhibition is curated by Golden Thread Gallery Director Peter Richards, and follows on from and continues the themes and questions being explored in the most recent exhibition HOW DID WE GET TO: WE ARE HERE?

Peter says: “It’s been liberating to acknowledge that what I think I know isn’t necessarily true, and so turn my attention to how knowledge is formed, to how my understanding is informed and to explore the foundations of commonly accepted narratives – current social constructs. Know So Little, is intended to open up a space to consider the trust we place in archives, collections and its known though widely overlooked complex relationship with the mechanics of colonialism.

A time and space to be provoked, to reflect and to reimagine.”

The exhibition formed through conversations and collaborations with Docs Ireland, the Belfast Photo Festival, the Cathedral Quarter Festival and the Golden Thread Gallery.

Read more about the exhibition at the link below.

How did we get to: know so little?

12/05/2022 – 09/07/2022
Golden Thread Gallery,
84-94 Great Patrick Street,
Belfast

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