THE WASTE LAND (1.9. - 14.10.)

THE WASTE LAND (1.9. - 14.10.)
THE WASTE LAND (1.9. - 14.10.)
THE WASTE LAND (1.9. - 14.10.)
THE WASTE LAND (1.9. - 14.10.)
THE WASTE LAND (1.9. - 14.10.)
Datum konání: 
Thu, 2011-09-01 - Thu, 2011-10-13

THE WASTE LAND

 

1.9.-  16.10.2011  (ends 14.10.)

opening 1.9. 6 p.m.

 

11. 10. 7 p.m. reading by Jiří Valoch and performance by Sue Tomkins: for more info please see here

 

Artists:

Rashid Johnson
Zbigniew Libera
Jan Nálevka
Jiří Thýn
Sue Tompkins

curated by  Lenka Vítková

 

The Waste Land exhibition offers a few examples of text in works of art. The name of the show is taken from the poem by T. S. Eliot. With its powerful dramatic potential, Eliot’s text represents the search for lost wholeness, which, paradoxically, is mirrored in fragments that resonate one after another. The five artists in the exhibition work with performance art, video, photography, minimalism, magic and post-conceptual thought. The fact that the textual component is not self-evident only enhances the power of the statement. While the text opens cracks in reality and inverts the senses, it is not subversive – though clear expression in words always has subversive potential.

 

 

Thanks to the Guido W. Baudach Gallery (Berlin),
Raster Gallery (Warszaw) and to the Modern Institute (Glasgow)