Disguised as a Dog

An exhibition of new work by Dan Rees.

at Assembly Point

‘Disguised as a Dog’ a solo presentation of new works by Dan Rees, brings together sculpture, painting and photography. The works look at the paradoxical relation of the modern and ancient understanding of being a ‘Cynic’. In its ancient form the ‘Cynics’ displayed an unparalleled earnestness and commitment in their doggedness (‘cynic’ derives from ‘kunikos’ a Greek word meaning ‘dog-like’) towards freedom of the self from institutionalised forms of power. In its modern form cynicism can be understood as resulting from a levelling of values, personal and objective, leading to nihilistic tendencies permeating culture which is predominated by the escapist mechanisms of the culture industry.

Assembly Point

Opening Times
7 September - 13 October 2018
Wednesday to Friday, 12-6pm
Saturday, 12-5pm

Assembly Point
49 Staffordshire Street
SE15 5TJ