Ruins in Reverse is the result of a curatorial collaboration between Tate Modern in London and the Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI in Peru. The exhibition questions the distinction between historical monuments and abandoned urban ruins. Presented in Tate Modern’s Project Space, it brings together works by six international artists: Rä di Martino, Pablo Hare, José Carlos Martinat, Haroon Mirza, Eliana Otta and Amalia Pica.
Ruins in Reverse draws attention to a subtly nuanced contemporary archaeology in which the line between reality and fiction is blurred. Tangible historical monuments are overwhelmed by the fictions they promote, while ordinary objects and signs gain a significance that makes them monumental.
Project Space at Tate Modern (formerly the Level 2 gallery) is dedicated to presenting contemporary art through a series of collaborations with cultural organisations around the world. The programme brings together emerging curators from both Tate Modern and other international venues for contemporary art to work together on an exhibition for both locations. Based on curatorial exchange and dialogue, the series showcases the work of new, recently established or rediscovered international artists.
Meeting is at the Project Space on level 1.