The selected artists in Cite play with the ‘norm’, by adapting the use or purpose of an object and challenging our expectations. With history and tradition constantly shaping the way we see, is it possible to make something new without acknowledging the teachings and traditions of the past? Or is it this knowledge that allows us the licence to change and reinvent what has come before us?

From still life painting to the casting of metals, the artists reappropriate traditions and immortalize the past. With a hint of nostalgia to a time before technology, there is a return to archaic practice and an intuitive response seen through a contemporary lens.