Gesture

The Exhibition

The exhibition Gesture, that is on view from May 24 until August 3, 2014 at the Württembergischer Kunstverein approaches the subject of the human gesture from a philosophical, mediatic, and artistic perspective.

It takes up the semiotic and performative character of the gesture, and its theatrical nature. It sheds light on what is enacted and at the same time masked by it: a certain disability to speak, a speech disorder, the inabilty of humans “to figure something out in language.” Thus, the focus is not so much on the gesture’s potentials of expression, but on the linguistic dilemma it references, on its character of being a gag in the double sense of the word.

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