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The Time Needs Changing

Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş, Raqs Media Collective

13 December 2018 - 17 March 2019

The Time Needs Changing exhibition questions our geo-politically controlled notions of time. The three artists in this show give alternatives to linear time, which is currently strictly enforced by the power structures under which we live.

The works of Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş and the Raqs Media Collective release the shackles of time, and suggest alternative and parallel paths. The exhibition presents a thought-scape that draws from three different parts of the world; China, Turkey and India. The artists explore time through drawing, video, photography, installation and new media.

Time is one of the many subjects addressed by the participants of the exhibition. Their works help us better understand our relations with ourselves, as well as those with the world around us. Nilbar Güreş questions masculine linear time; Cao Fei offers us greater control in a world where real and virtual intersect; and the Raqs Media Collective liberates time itself in its works that associate memory with different experiences.

The Time Needs Changing calls us to appreciate time not as a series of disappearing moments, but as a way of better understanding ourselves.

Curator: Alistair Hicks




Top image 
Cao Fei
My Future Is Not A Dream 03, 2006
120x150 cm

Right Hand Images
Nilbar Güreş
Below Elsewhere's Palmtrees, 2012 – 2018
Video 9’ 02’’

Raqs Media Collective
Escapement 2009
Installation view Frith Street Gallery, 2009
©Artist, Frith Street Gallery, London


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The Time Needs Changing
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