Blue RepublicKoffler Gallery of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, 2006.
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Nostalgia for the Present

Blue Republic is a critically acclaimed collaboration of Anna Passakas and Radoslaw Kudlinski. The group was involved in numerous research ­projects, presentations and exhibitions in Canada and internationally. 

Nostalgia for the Present is the most recent exhibition of Blue Republic. The artworks, assembled from discarded industrial materials and ­re-fashioned ready-mades, invite reflection on the commonplace and the ideologies that inscribe them. Alluding to systems of authority, currencies of exchange and habits of consumption, collection and waste, the project exposes the underlying mechanisms and motivations that govern society’s evolution.

Blue Republic
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, 2008.
Photo : Blue Republic
Blue Republic
This article also appears in the issue 64 - Waste

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