AM ENDE AR DAS WORT / AT THE END WAS THE WORD
Language as a medium of contemporary visual art
13 November - 18 December 2011
Whoever attentively studied the wealth of possible media within the contemporary visual arts today, will notice how - apparently as a last resort - the text in its varied forms and statements has become a central theme of current aesthetic strategies. This attitude, prepared by the concept art, means a departure from a sensualist tangible world and the need for the viewer reconstructs the text mentally. At the same time, however, it also comes to an aestheticization of linguistic signs that differentiates the meaning. These range from the neon sign to the painted text, the projection of image and text combinations to forms that come from the world of comics or advertising. The international anthology demonstrates a final position by the Bible ironically modified word.
Artists: Azt, Bernard Faucon, Heinz Gappmayr, Alex Gingrow, Franz Graf, Siggi Hofer, Jenny Holzer, Siggi Hofer, Zenita Komad, Ignas Krunglevicius, Mikko Kuorinki, Simon Linke, Marko Lulic, Ken Lum, Marzia Migliora, Maurizio Nannucci, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Pierson, Paul van der Eerden, Jorinde Voigt and Hank Willis Thomas
Curator Prof. Peter Weiermair, Frankfurt