At times marked by constant communication and fast information, sometimes silence speaks better than words to express certain feelings or thoughts. This is the reflection proposed by “Out of Words”, an exhibition at the Röda Sten Konsthall, in Göteborg, Sweden, where Carla Zaccanini, Carlos Amorales, and Erkan Özgen represent silence alongside the limitations of language.
Into Zaccanini’s work, the installation “Elements of the Beauty: a Tea Set is Never Only a Tea Set”, the artist recovers political acts from the suffragettes from 1913 and 1914, in which these women attacked artworks in European museums and galleries in the name of Justice. According to these members of Women Social and Political Union (WSPU), the incarceration of some of these activists was just as honorable as the destruction of those paintings.
Zaccanini debates silent strong movements through audio and texts. Without images, the Brazilian artist prompts us to follow the description of the attacks solely through sound and texts, letting the viewer create its own scenarios. For that, she developed a book with newspapers clippings and an audio guide available to the visitors. Into this reality, people can feel the distress caused by the lack of the visual language.
“Out of Words”, group show featuring Carla Zaccanini, Carlos Amorales, Erkan Özgen and Mariangela Méndez Prencke
On view from June 9th through August 19th, 2018
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