Current Space is proud to present ‘The Garden of Forking Paths,’ a group exhibition featuring the works of Angel, Grace Kwon, Sobia Ahmad, Samuel Rosen, Samantha Vassor, and Nilou Kazemzadeh, curated by You Wu, Emma Hill and Brennan Emmett Cox; and ‘sounds from the base of a mountain’ featuring works by Katie Addada Shlon. Please join us for the opening reception.
Opening Reception: February 29th, 7-10pm
Exhibition Duration: February 29th – March 21
The Garden of Forking Paths
“This web of time – the strands of which approach one another, bifurcate, intersect or ignore each other through the centuries – embraces every possibility.”
— Jorge Luis Borges
Similar to Jorge Luis Borges’ short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” this exhibition explores the dizzying multitude of possibilities in which one can orient themselves in the world. Landmarks can exist physically or metaphorically– as parts of cultural identity, moments in history, or life-altering events. The works in this show investigate these varying representations and how one can reference them as distinctive navigational tools.
Curated by: You Wu, Emma Hill and Brennan Emmett Cox
Poster Design by: Natalie Hawkins
sounds from the base of a mountain
sounds from the base of a mountain is an installation of resonant chimes, percussive objects, and rock sculptures created by Katie Addada Shlon between 2018 and 2020.
“You cannot always stay on the summits. You have to come down again . . . So what’s the point? Only this: what is above knows what is below, what is below does not know what is above. While climbing, take note of all the difficulties along your path. During the descent, you will no longer see them, but you will know that they are there if you have observed carefully. There is an art to finding your way in the lower regions by the memory of what you have seen when you were higher up. When you can no longer see, you can at least still know. . . Keep your eyes fixed on the way to the top, but don’t forget to look at your feet. The last step depends on the first. Don’t think you have arrived just because you see the peak. Watch your feet, be certain of your next step, but don’t let this distract you from the highest goal. The first step depends on the last.”
— excerpt from the Art of Climbing Mountains by René Daumal
the viewer is free to explore sounds from the base of a mountain at their own inclination.
Current Space has been partially funded by the Creative Baltimore Fund, this program has been funded by Mayor Jack Young and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.Learn More