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Thinking together in difficult times

Frozen World of the Familiar Stranger reflected upon the uncanny sensation of the ultra-modern global megalopolis, and the increasing sense of alienation we encounter in our flattening world. The exhibition built upon social psychologist Stanley Milgram’s 1970s theory of “the Familiar Stranger” to consider urban apocalyptic symptoms; physical, environmental, behavioral, psychological, and social. Through works exploring isolation, confinement, collapse, transience, anxieties, and fantasies of inhabiting collective urban space, Frozen World offered an almost satirical point of view on the human condition and what it means to be alive together in the present, and in the constructed future.