The exhibition begins on April 12th with a sound piece, after which various performances by four different artists take place and activate the exhibition space. Each performance leaves its traces in the room, which can be revisited during the exhibition period. Space thus becomes not only a stage on which performances take place in the present, but also an archive for those that have taken place in the past. The exhibition shows artists who deal with language and power relations, body and voice, the role of the author, translations, and the relationship between art, viewer, mediator and space. Through various artistic positions, the exhibition asks questions such as: How do we speak or listen? What role does the author play in giving meaning to a text? How is the information interpreted? What information gets lost, if we do not understand the language? And what role does the viewer play?
The exhibition is both an analysis and a reflection of these questions and aims to explore the role of
performance art as a means of activating language in exhibitions.
Performances by: ieke Trinks (NL), John Seung-Hwan Lee (KR), Katharina Zimmerhackl (DE), Achim
Lengerer (DE). Sound piece: made in collaboration with artist Vincent Chomaz (FR). Voice: Amani
Curated by: Sarie Nijboer
The project is realized in cooperation with the GfZK within the framework of the study program
Cultures of the Curatorial (HGB).
“I Enter A Room (Performance Monologues)”
John Seung-Hwan Lee
Curated by Sarie Nijboer
The project is realized in cooperation with the GfZK within the framework of the study program Cultures of the Curatorial (HGB).