Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

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The ancient and contemporary meanings of ‘cynic’ explored in a series of works.

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Dan Rees Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

The ancient and contemporary meanings of ‘cynic’ explored in a series of works.

Produced in an edition of four, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog accompanied Dan Rees’ exhibition Disguised as a Dog (2018) at Assembly Point. The works look at the paradoxical relation of the modern and ancient understanding of being a ‘Cynic’; from unparalleled earnestness and commitment in their doggedness, to its modern form, which results from a levelling of values, personal and objective, leading to nihilistic tendencies.

Dan Rees
Dan Rees (b. 1982, Swansea, Wales, UK) is a Berlin-based artist; he is a graduate of the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Selected solo exhibitions include Attachment, T293, Rome, IT (2018); Disguised as a Dog, Assembly Point, London, UK (2018); and Ruins of the Cambrian Age, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, DE (2016). Selected group shows include La Collezione #1, GAMeC, Bergamo, IT (2018); EVA International, Ireland Biennial, Limerick, IE (2018); Navigation – Art as Research, Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newton, Powys, UK (2017); WATER.WAR, Budafabriek, Dam, Kortrijk, BE (2016); and FOOD – Ecologies of the Everyday, 13th Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Fellbach, DE (2016).

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