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Closing Reception: . . .
Friday, Nov 22, 2019, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Schafer Gallery Fort Mason Campus; Pier 2
2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco, CA

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On View November 16–26

Soft Opening: Saturday, November 16 | 12–3pm
Closing Reception: Friday, November 22 | 4:30–6:30pm


“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”
      -   Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein

Keeping the idea of linguistic turn and the history of text-based conceptual art in mind, the artists in this exhibition explore the power and limitations of language. They investigate the different ways, in which the syntactical investigations relate to the semantics of language and asset the wide spectrum of how we make meaning of the world. Given the existence in the spatiotemporal reality, the artists set up a participatory experience to the viewer depended on the configuration and illusionary field with the ready-made texts. The interactive nature of the artworks comments on the immediate meaning of words by questioning the experience of artistic language and invites the spectator to be present. One of many uses of language is to express a sequence of events marking the continuum of time. The acknowledge the fluctuations of language to share nuanced words. Both usages speak about meaning and time in the space between words.

 

Participating Artists:

Blanca Bercial
Lexygius Sanchez Calip
Jeff Maylath
Miles Stemp

Curated by Merve Sahin