A Handful of Dust

This exhibition takes as its starting point two significant events that happened in Europe in October 1922. In the Parisian journal Littérature, Man Ray published his photograph of dust gathering on the surface of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass (where it was title ‘Vue Prise en Aeroplane’); and in the London journal The Cirterion TS Eliot published his modernist masterwork The Waste Land (containing the immortal lines ‘I will show you fear in a handful of dust’).
From this beginning the group exhibition takes in aerial photography, forensic photography, abstractions of landscapes, ruins, postcards and press photos of the American dust storms, artists’ videos, film clips, documentary photography and site specific works.

Le Bal, Paris October 16th, 2015 – January 17th, 2016
Pratt Institute, New York September 14 – December 2, 2016
Whitechapel Gallery, London June 7 – September 3,  2017

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