Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South
October 2010 – 2 January 2011

Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South is a major photography exhibition bringing together a number of prominent American artists who have, in various ways, engaged with the physical and psychological landscape of the American South. The exhibition will combine historical and contemporary work, exploring what is perhaps indefinable, the cultural complexities and tensions, the constant but unresolved dialogues between past and present, and the varying material patterns of everyday life in the South that might constitute its sense of identity.

Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South brings together for the first time in the UK, the work of Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Susan Lipper and Alec Soth.

The exhibition has been devised to encompass a wider programme including film, literature and live performance will explore the mythology of the American South entering into the popular imagination and artists representing the “mind of the south” in their work, often reflecting pertinent political, social and cultural values of this region.

Myth, Manners and Memory Photographers of the American South is guest curated by Photoworks http://www.photoworksuk.org/

Image: Susan Lipper, Untitled from the Grapevine Series, 1988-1992, courtesy of the artist.

Posted by De La Warr Pavilion on Tuesday 20 July 2010