January 28, 2007 - Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen - Words and Things
January 28, 2007

Words and Things

Matthias Meyer “The Black Museum”, Filmstill, 2006

Words and Things
Alexander Gutke, Annette Kelm, Susanne Kriemann, Matthias Meyer, Christopher Williams
3rd February-9th April 2007

Opening: Friday, 2nd February,
7.30 pm

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen
Grabbeplatz 4
D – 40213 Düsseldorf


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.
Discussions with artists in the context of the exhibition “Words and Things”:

Thursday, 22nd February, 7.30 pm
Discussion I
Matthias Meyer
Thursday, 8th March, 7.30 pm
Discussion II
Susanne Kriemann
Thursday, 22nd March, 7.30 pm
Discussion III
Alexander Gutke
Thursday, 29th March, 7.30 pm
Discussion IV
Annette Kelm

Opening times: Tuesday Saturday 12 7 pm / Sundays 11 am 6 pm

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