Cian Dayrit “Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex

cian dayrit
Cian Dayrit continues his inquiry into the role that strategies of display and representation play in mediating our notions of history and the associated domains of identity, heritage, and nationhood. In the Bla- Bla Archaeological Complex, Dayrit presents artefacts to assemble the narrative of a proto-culture. Coupling the display format of museums with archaeological phraseology in framing the development, practices, and beliefs of a fictional culture, Dayrit plays in the wiki-blurred topography of contemporary knowledge production. The exhibition simultaneously invites the viewer to partake in mining the fiction of a glorious past while attempting to lay bare the scaffolding in the edifice of history.

The exhibit will be at Artinformal’s Main Gallery, Big Room, and Inner Room.

February 27 6pm

Exhibition runs from
February 27 – March 17, 2014