Exhibition opens: Friday 5 May 2017
Exhibition continues: until Saturday 15 July 2017
Where: Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS
This May Digbeth First Friday, Grand Union will be presenting The Dutch Window, the first solo presentation of work by Seecum Cheung in the UK.
Cheung has been conducting interviews since August 2015, collaborating with media representatives to map out the differing frames surrounding the rising surge of nationalism within Europe.
“The Dutch Window” refers to the cultural tradition in The Netherlands of having open and un-curtained front windows, thus exposing one’s interiors for all to see. This unique act has amassed theoretical speculation, centred on the Dutch ideal of having nothing to hide. Cheung uses the window as a metaphor for the ideology of liberal transparency and openness in Dutch politics.
Alongside the exhibition there will be a public programme along with regular free communal lunches, where everyone is welcome to discuss the themes within the exhibition. See the Grand Union website for further details.