In today’s politics, a turn towards reactionary nationalism is increasingly prevalent. Nationalist agendas often appeal to particular interpretations of history, constructing (pseudo-)historical narratives to form a unified national consciousness and identity.
National Assembly interrogates these constructed historical narratives through a speculative museum exhibition catalogue. Set in a fictional future England following the dissolution of the United Kingdom, the catalogue explores how nation-building uses hyperbolic narratives to reimagine objects as national symbols, part of a broader process of (re)constructing history.
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