Map Art Exhibition in London: Whose Map Is It?
Whose Map Is It? is a map art exhibition taking place at Rivington Place in London from June 2 to July 24, 2010. It features work from nine contemporary artists who “question the underlying structures and hierarchies that inform traditional mapmaking. They provide individual insights that inscribe new, often omitted perspectives onto the map.”
Film, installation, print and audio are used to challenge the authority of the map and explore wider social and political issues. Whose Map is it? includes three new commissions by Gayle Chong Kwan, Susan Stockwell and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, alongside recent work by Milena Bonilla, Alexandra Handal, Bouchra Khalili, Otobong Nkanga, Esther Polak and Oraib Toukan.