Community, Research

signs without words

Kevin Schmidt, Wild Signals, 2007, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery Vancouver

Source: Unfinished Business exhibition at

Loving this preview image. Wish I got to see this exhibition that just closed in East London. It sounds fantastic:

Something is missing in this exhibition: it lacks a punchline. The works extend aesthetic and semiotic gestures – we feel that something is being given to us, but ultimately notice the messages are blanks, signs without words.

The unattributed triumphs, the non-events, the bleak outlooks and the empty poetry all create expectations which we want to see fulfilled. The promises are seductive, and we find ourselves going along with them – and are led to make our own resolutions.

Exhibition curated by Pierre d’Alancasiez


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