Anna Barham

APRIL 12 to MAY 26, 2018


Kunsthalle Exnergasse

We may be ready to have verbal intercourse
© Anna Barham 2017
Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Is it language that they're after? (no one replied.)

The group exhibition Is it language that they’re after? (no one replied.) examines hybrid forms that have emerged on the fringes of literature and fine art in the twenty-first century. It investigates these models against the backdrop of the Internet and its tendency to reduce the speakable by visualising language itself, while simultaneously making it redundant. How the dematerialisation of art—which has continued since Conceptual Art—is further exacerbated in the process, and how the use of language as a self-evident medium of artistic practice is changing are facets of the questions posed in Is it language that they’re after? (no one replied.) The exhibition situation will be informed by how ideas expressed via language constitute an artwork, how ephemeral or permanent these moments appear in an exhibition context, and what role might yet be left for texts.

With works by Anna Barham, Heinrich Dunst, Veronika Eberhart, Florian Hecker, David Jourdan, Isabella Kohlhuber, Tonio Kröner, David Lamelas, Hanne Lippard, Maria Meinild, Stefan Panhans, Falke Pisano, Stefan Sandner, Ryan Trecartin, Tanja Widmann,

Curated by Christian Egger

Every Wednesday between 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm in the exhibition: authors will read from copies of ztscrpt artist fanzine.
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