Shilpa Gupta, AnnexM Visual Art Centre, Athens
The group show at Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall, “After Babel”
is the second part of the Exhibition Trilogy “The Unwritten Library”
curated by Anna Kafetsi. It focuses on books and texts through their physical, hybrid, or intangible reality. The exhibition trilogy is revolving around this threefold theme and explore the complex networks of relations and interconnections emerging at the intersection of textuality and orality, book/text and body, private and public space.
Objects of desire and main characters in new fictions, books generate enchantment and emotion through the exhibits. They cross paths with the vision and other senses. Through processes both linguistic and conceptual, they open an ambiguous, often hermetic space of reading. The viewer-reader crosses its boundaries to go beyond knowledge and meaning, sometimes even beyond writing itself, into uncharted aesthetic territories.
The Exhibition is open from 5.12.2018 until 19.05.2019