London - Exhibition

The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable

Calvert 22 Foundation

23 Jun 201720 Aug 2017

A group show on writing and rewriting history.

“The future is certain”, according to an old Soviet joke. “It’s the past which is unpredictable.” This exhibition reflects on the ways history is written and the inevitability with which the past reasserts itself in the future. Bringing together works from nine artists and collectives, The Future is Certain is an economy of ideas and artworks as well as historical facts and records that refuse to disappear on their own.

The past is a force that needs work – cultural, social, political, psychological – otherwise it tends to reaffirm itself in the future. History itself is the central subject of the show: It is a research material, a source of imagery, a producer of revolutions, wars, inventions, and prophecies, and an object for thought.

Participating artists: Deimantas Narkevičius, Emilija Škarnulytė, Emily Newman, Felix Kalmenson, Jonas Mekas, Juan Pablo Villegas, Jura Shust, Rather Than Happiness, Slavs and Tatars

  • Slavs and Tatars, Mountains of Wit, 2014, The Third LineSlavs and Tatars, Mountains of Wit, 2014, The Third Line

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