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Some Things Last a Long Time
Exhibition Catalogue Essay (McIntosh Gallery) (2012)
  • Matthew Ryan Smith, The University of Western Ontario

Relational viewing is also linked to poststructuralist theory, which has provided a framework for shifting away from the idea that the author is the creator of meaning to instead consider how readers interact with texts to produce meaning. Some Things Last a Long Time considers the connections between autobiography and relational experience. With this exhibition, I propose that contemporary autobiographical art can operate as a site where social encounters are created and where self-discoveries become possible. I encourage viewers to use their own lived experiences and personal histories to interpret the artworks in the exhibition.

Publication Date
Summer July 20, 2012
Citation Information
Matthew Ryan Smith. "Some Things Last a Long Time" Exhibition Catalogue Essay (McIntosh Gallery) (2012)
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