press release

Original Fake
Curated by Adam Carr

ORIGINAL FAKE traces the act of counterfeiting through the work of 10 artists.

Looking at how counterfeiting imitates both the past and present, replication is taken into account here with its connection to society, rather than to its place in the visual arts. The exhibition does not present artworks directly referencing other artworks, nor does it show acts of artistic forgeries, and it is not a copy of other exhibitions that have exclusively included such works. Instead, copying is presented from the perspective of its role-play in the world at large, to its relationship to communities, politics and economics.

Mining issues of replication and simulacrum, production and value, history and origin, ORIGINAL FAKE considers how simulation can construct and deconstruct our world, and how it can inform and misinform both our knowledge and understanding.