Ex-Y catalogue essay ‘Amongst explorers’

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Ex-yEx-Y catalogue essay ‘Amongst explorers’, 2014

The inaugural show of CYDONIA, features a short essay called ‘Amongst explorers’. This essay deals with the exhibition’s theme of masculinity in 21st century art and interweaves a personal narrative with reflections on masculinity as it is inherited from the various cultural and intellectual traditions. ‘Amongst explorers’ particularly emphasises the pose and positions of manliness in Victorian and British exploration. ‘Amongst explorers’ has been illustrated using small, frail pencil drawings, further heightening the sense of personal involvement in the narrative and subject matter.