Laughing In:: Martin Allen
Holland National Centre for Contemporary Culture, Amsterdam, Holland
The layers of time and place involved in the works of art presented engage the viewer in the complexity and awareness of the situation; consciously or unconsciously, the setting of the image expresses the particular sensitivity of the viewer, it is up to the viewer to decide whether to immerse in the sub-text, whether or not to participate in the scenario. After all, the information it reveals is easily accessible to anyone who wants it. The statement remains obscure until the juxtaposition of all art works in a continuous collective revelation process. It's a sense of active seeking and scrutiny; it's a mystery in silence, the current tension and diverging statements in art challenges us to re-evaluate our personal criteria in the composing of visual concepts.