October to April 2013
want it, got it,
Authenticity lies at the heart of successful communications. It can be hard to define, but we know it when we see it. Although we might not agree with the substance and content of the message, if the communicator convinces us of their authenticity, they often convince us of their vision. Authenticity can appear a natural quality; or it can be carefully constructed, even contrived. It can have a transient character, appearing as a ‘thing’ that leaves one person and attaches to another. Our opening exhibition invited and provoked you to consider what lies beneath authenticity, and the ways it is used by commercial and public communicators.