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More Than Just Words [On the Poetic]

08.03.2017 to 07.05.2017 - Kunsthalle Wien

More Than Just Words [On the Poetic]

ART


Mehr als nur Worte [Über das Poetische]

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More Than Just Words [On the Poetic]
Exhibition

Location: Kunsthalle Wien

“What makes a verbal message a work of art?” (Roman Jakobson)

Poetry is based on language’s surplus, on words that skip meaning, and modulate sound and rhythm. The poetic language resists the logic of effective meaning production and the functional exchange of signs. It escapes the abstraction of algorythms and the rules of pragmatics.

Poetry has long since been a source of inspiration for the visual arts. The exhibition, however, is less interested in poetry as words that rhyme, but in what Roman Jakobson described as “the poetic function of language”: the aesthetic dimension of language that reaches beyond its merely communicative function.

More Than Just Words [On the Poetic] is taking the idea of the poetic function of communication as a point of departure for ways of expressing thoughts and ideas beyond semantic unambiguity. The exhibition is interested in a polysemous, open language and finds it in concrete poetry, film, audio works, collages, installations and performances.

Artists a.o.: John Baldessari, Elisabetta Benassi, Michael Dean, Jason Dodge, João Maria Gusmão / Pedro Paiva, Ketty La Rocca, Bruno Munari, Olaf Nicolai, Fernando Ortega, Jenny Perlin, Olve Sande, Erica Scourti, Michael Snow, Mladen Stilinović, Artur Żmijewski

Curators: Luca Lo Pinto, Vanessa Joan Müller

Kunsthalle Wien

opening hours

mo:closed
tue-wed:11 – 19
thu:11 – 21
fri-sun:11 – 19

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Museumsplatz 1,
A-1070 Vienna
Tel.: +43-1-52189-0
office@kunsthallewien.at
www.kunsthallewien.at

 


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