“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” – Ernst Fischer
In 2020, the world has seen dramatic changes. Some of them appeared abruptly; others resulted from a slow, ongoing shift. And yet there are changes we are still waiting for – the ones that have an urgency, need our participation, and our voices.
The exhibition Revisions showcases critical views and propositions of change by students including Hailey Van Elslander, Jaiden George, Khim Hipol, Thea Kehler, Xanthe Kittson, Delaney Soumang, Rebecca Wang, among others who are currently enrolled in the Visual Arts / Photography Program at Emily Carr University. Through the photographic medium, internal, and external transitions and transformations are made visible. By reflecting on photographic practices as forms of perseverance as well as acts of responsibility and resistance, the works offer perspectives to understand and rethink a changed and changing world.
Revisions pictures the world as full of possibility and brings together young and relevant voices working in the photographic medium in Vancouver today.