Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Derek Henderson

Melanie Roger Gallery
444 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland

22 August – 14 September 2019

Opening event: Wednesday 21 August, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Derek Henderson   Gulliver Peak, Southland, New Zealand,  2019. Chromogenic print 1200 × 1000mm

Derek Henderson Gulliver Peak, Southland, New Zealand, 2019. Chromogenic print 1200 × 1000mm

"Enlightenment philosophers believed that rational thought could lead to human improvement and was the most legitimate mode of thinking. They saw the ability to reason as the most significant and valuable human capacity. Reason could help humans break free from ignorance and irrationality, and learning to think reasonably could teach humans to act reasonably as well. Enlightenment philosophers saw reason as having an equalizing effect on humanity because everyone's thoughts and behaviour would be guided by reason." - Jessie Szalay