Eternal Return

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Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with the Richmond Museum presents Eternal Return, an ambitious exhibition guest curated by Sunshine Frère presenting new works by five Vancouver-based artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin. Each artist has selected artifacts from the Museum's Migration Collection and developed works in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical objects. The products of this dialogue span a diverse range of media including performance, video, photography, sound, and sculpture. Artworks and the artifacts that inspired them will be on display in the gallery, allowing visitors to uncover their polymorphous histories.

The title of the exhibition, Eternal Return is a concept that appears in philosophy, science-fiction, ancient history, and contemporary culture. It refers to the cyclical repetition of all things and situations throughout time. From the prestige an everyday item acquires when it becomes part of recorded history, to the surreal aura of a new or unknown artifact, this exhibition pays homage to the object and its power to invoke many returns. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7:00pm-10:00pm.

image credit : Alanna Ho, After My Garden Grows, 2017
mixed media installation featuring kinetic and sound sculpture (object detail)