Please join us Thursday, April 13th at 5PM for the graduate thesis exhibition opening of Negotiating Authenticity: Reproducing the Past for the Present curated by David Symanzik-Stock. The exhibit will be open until May 11th, 2023 and, as always, the Mathis Gallery is free and open to the public.
Negotiating Authenticity: Reproducing the Past for the Present explores how reproductions connect us to the past. From Rembrandt restrikes to plastic souvenirs, reproductions occupy an important chapter in an object’s biography. This exhibition explores the complex relationships between ‘original’ artifacts and their reproductions. It considers how this ongoing dialogue blurs the boundaries between materiality and authenticity and, in the process, manifests in our desire to build bridges between the past and the present.