Museum für Fotografie
Hasan Aksaygın, Göksu Baysal, Annagul Beschareti, Kim Bode, Rüzgâr Buşki, Miriam Döring, Una Hepburn, Can Kurucu, Estefanía Landesmann, Esra Nagel
“...They all have a passion for what Jeffrey Schnapp calls uglossia ('no-language', after utopia, 'no-place'). Umberto Eco calls it 'technical insanity' or glottomania. Linguist Marina Yaguello calls language inventors fous du langage ('language lunatics') in her book of the same title.’’ Source
The 10th edition of the Seen By series generates an exhibition structure with 10 artistic positions. The exhibition entitled conlang focuses on the singular/plural articulations of the presence of audiences, artistic forms of invented languages and conlang as a metaphor.
conlang has departed from an open call organised for Universität der Künste (UdK) art students aiming to collectively develop an exhibition grammar and discussion vocabulary. During the process, conlang primarily has focused on constructed, artificial, planned, invented, fictional languages including some practical categorisations; engineered, auxiliary and artistic or divisions operated by linguistic factors; a priori and a posteriori languages while the open call was critically asking for reflecting on three questions, and the edited answers from the participating artists will be publicly distributed by the opening event:
conlang (seen by #10) will be curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız and will be also conceptually connected with his ongoing research-based curatorial project Mutterzunge, an independent programme in Berlin: www.mutterzunge.org.
Seen By #10 is part of the exhibition series Seen By, a joint project presented at the Museum für Fotografie and organized by the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Its aim is to rethink curatorial and artistic strategies for working with contemporary photography. More information: www.smb.museum/seenby
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