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Shooting back

Gabrielle Cram and Daniela Zyman, editors

Exploring the transition from passive representation to active self-portrayal, ‘Shooting Back’ brought together a remarkable number of artistic approaches, ranging from performance and activism to media analysis, archiving, ethnography and reconstruction.

 Shooting Back presents a selection of works by international artists, most drawn from the collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, which share a fundamental interest in ethnographic research, folklore, rituals, and spirituality, as well as in exposing alternative histories and acts of commemoration. Following Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary’s earlier project KÜBA: Journey against the Current and the art commissions presented during its nomadic travels through seven Eastern and Central European countries, Shooting Back undertakes a broader investigation of the themes of identity and tradition introduced in the earlier exhibition