Functioning as a visual essay, A Place Bears The Name is an art exhibition that explores the social and psychological effects of the ruins found within the locally situated Crystal Palace Park. As a symbol of British imperialism and of global trade; the lasting trace of The Great Exhibition becomes a gateway into ideas of collective amnesia, colonial memory and national melancholia.
Artist duo Sam Wills and Lydia Porter explore this public and common space of historical significance through a contemporary lens, investigating the long-term effects of the spectre of an empire that is felt but not seen.
Image: Lydia Porter
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