Disguised as a Dog

Dan Rees
  • 07 Sep — 13 Oct 2018

Assembly Point is delighted to present ‘Disguised as a Dog’ an exhibition of new work by Dan Rees.

‘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.

Dan Rees (b, UK) is based between London and Berlin. His practice spans painting, sculpture photography and video. He studied at Camberwell College Of Arts (2001-2004) and at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt (2007-2009). Recent exhibition include: Ruins of the Cambrian Age, Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Depressed Earth, Múrias | Centeno, Lisbon; Road Back To Relevance, Nomas Foundation, Rome in 2016; Stimulate Surprise, Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Think Local Act Global, MOT International, Brussels in 2015; Top Heavy, T293, Rome and Kelp, National Museum of Wales in 2013.