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Museums and libraries are the repositories of history but they remain flawed and biased in their representation. How can we disrupt the pre existing structures which surround us? How can we represent fairly our many co-existing and conflicting memories and histories?

The Museum of Half Truths will aim to answer these questions by exploiting the conventions of these institutions to present a playful take on a museum that is transparent about its subjectivity.




Our compulsion to collect, archive and document history is inherently human. These artists draw from personal and historical archives and cultural tropes to investigate the relationship between fact, fiction and memory.


The artists featured question our recording of cultural memory; investigate rituals and traditions; the whitewashing of popular culture; and memorialise and advocate for underrepresented communities.





博物館和圖書館是歷史的儲存庫,但它們對於歷史的陳述仍然存在瑕疵與偏見。我們如何瓦解包圍於我們身邊的固有機構與框架?我們如何能公平地呈現我們的集體回憶和歷史?

Museum of Half Truths 致力利用這些機構的慣例去回應以上的提問,並以嬉戲的態度透視博物館的主觀臆斷。

人類天性地就有收集、保存和記錄歷史的慾望。是次參展的藝術家們會從自身、歷史文獻及文化象徵出發,探索事實、虛構與回憶之間的關係。

info@museumofhalftruths.co.uk



Mark

Rachael Burns (b. 1994, UK) is a curator, producer and educator based in Manchester. She graduated from BA Photography at Manchester School of Art in 2016 and has since worked organising projects and exhibitions, teaching and running workshops.

She is a founding member of FORM; a collective of artists who work together through a series of experiments in collaboration. FORM have exhibited across the UK and in 2019 held the inaugural Derby Photo Fringe to coincide with Format International Photography Festival.

Rachael is currently working as Events Coordinator for Redeye, the Photography Network and with Photovoice, a charity working with photography ethically to promote positive social change alongside other freelance projects.



rachael-burns.co.uk

Polly Palmerini (b. 1995, Italy) is curator, educator and artist based in Manchester UK. Currently a Teaching Assistant on the BA Photography at Manchester School of Art and Club Tutor for National Saturday Club in Art and Design. Her practice concentrates on the materiality, malleability and performative quality of everyday objects, with an interest in objects found in her surroundings.

Since graduating, she has been working as a workshop leader for young people around Greater Manchester, which encourages widening participation and engagement in art.

Polly also works on the production and curation of exhibitions, including at Voies Off in Arles 2018 and more recently working with the work of undergraduate students in Manchester.


pollypalmerini.com







Mark