une 3 - July 17, 2010
EFA Project Space
(323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC)
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 2, 6-8 pm
Opening June 2nd at EFA Project Space, Word-Less presents work that purposefully denies established forms of communication. Through performance, photography, video, sculpture, and installation, the artists in the exhibition seek alternative ways to articulate their narratives. Proposing modes of abstract communication, the artists both comment on and circumvent the failures of hierarchical structure in language.
Some of these artists focus on veiling or abstracting symbols and text used to relay meaning. Korean artist Min Oh utilizes a logistical structure to generate her interactive performance A Dialog. In her work, the experience of naturally occurring dialog becomes abstracted to a diagram and the logic of exchange becomes open to interpretation. Min Oh will be performing A Dialog live on the evening of the opening reception, June 2, at 7 pm. After the opening, a video recording of the performance will play throughout the run of the exhibition.
Free admission. For more info, please call 212-563-5855 or visit http://www.efanyc.org/word-less/