TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO TWO DIFFERENT THINGS
AUT, Matteo Callegari, Keren Benbenisty, Paul Elliman, John Giorno, Vivienne Griffin,
Charles Mayton, Julian Osti
Curated by Susanna Callegari
February 8 - March 8, 2015
Opening reception, Sunday, February 8, 6-8pm
Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 12-6
Language is the first portable instrument discovered by man.
The word is a portable sign.
The word communicated at a distance fosters the portable instruments but also makes man portable.
Smells looks gestures noises colors temperatures obstacles etcetera are languages occupied by words.
The written or spoken word depreciates the object which supports it but is objectified.
The word not written and not spoken remains the sole real mystery.
The word when it is alone tends to multiply into many meanings.
The word when it is alone nevertheless remains the title of different themes relating to subjective associations.
Different words together form speech, an available object.
Different words together form a story, a poetic object.
Different words together form an indictment, a political object.
A word repeated becomes another word.
Continues continues continues continues.........................................
-Vincenzo Agnetti, The Portable Sign: 14 Propositions, 1972
This exhibition includes works by contemporary artists connected by a shared interest in investigating the circuit of language, more specifically the hermetic circuit that connects perception, description and representations. Each of the artists provides a different approach towards deconstructing and reconstructing this circuit. The works become emblematic statements: portion of poems, single words, letters, fragments, images, and lines. The exhibition will also include a web-based component by the design collective AUT, viewable at:
01 — www.iobuh.tumblr.com
02 — www.facebook.com/aut98800
03 — www.pinterest.com/lucaduke3