Events: Ry David Bradley Powershot

Wednesday, 01 March

Bowerbank Ninow

Ry David Bradley

In The Principle of Hope, Ernst Bloch cautions against an approach to an uncertain future which is founded on “contemplative knowledge,” warning that “because merely contemplative knowledge necessarily refers to what is closed and thus to what is past, it is helpless against what is present and blind to the future.” Instead, he urges us to approach the future in a mode of “militant optimism,” which privileges process and human agency. Such an approach is exemplified by the works of Ry David Bradley, which comment on the difficulties of image-making, specifically painting, in the post-internet era by engaging directly with the mechanisms of production in an information-dense, globalised environment.

March 01 – 25, 2017
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Ry David Bradley Powershot