Words and Things
Alexander Gutke, Annette Kelm, Susanne Kriemann, Matthias Meyer, Christopher Williams
Words and things have a somewhat arbitrary relationship to one another. Any thinking about the constitution of language incorporates therefore thinking about the cognition of reality, images and things. How do language and systems of categorization determine reality and the portrayal of reality? Is our perception governed by what we think we know? In his book The Order of Things, the original title of which translating as “Words and Things”, the French philosopher Michel Foucault investigates different historical systems of classification with regard to ways in which the world is apprehended. The group exhibition Words and Things features a series of photographs and films by international artists, who, in the broadest sense possible, engage in with questions of representation and show how aesthetic and cultural meaning often emanates primarily from the interpretation of images.
Curated by Vanessa Joan Müller
The exhibition is supported by