BEHIND THE SCENES:
April 22nd 2019
ART & LANGUAGE, EXHIBITION AT GALERIE MICHAEL JANSSEN, Berlin
JSVC curates ART & LANGUAGE, Devinera qui pourra (Figure It Out Who Can) opening April 26, 6-9pm thru June 8, 2019 at Galerie Michael Janssen, Potsdamer Str. 63, Berlin.
Spring 2019 ushers in another season for Galerie Michael Janssen, who proudly present Devinera qui Pourra (Figure it out who can), an exhibition of works both new and newly conceived by Art & Language and curated by Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts.
A trademark quality of Art & Language’s critical artistic output is an unflagging challenge of art’s definitions, parameters, assumptions, and genres—a dedication to questioning, “what art might become when it becomes conceptual.” Devinera qui Pourra continues their investigation. Named in reference to a comment Gustav Courbet made about his painting L‘Atelier du peintre (The Artist‘s Studio) (1854-1855), which depicts the collision of the painter’s discrete social circles in single scene, the exhibition invites attendees to “figure it out who can.” It challenges viewers to unravel the intellectual knots that Art & Language tie within each artwork. It is also an assessment, in the spirit of Courbet’s painting, of global politics in the present—a complicated world incommensurate with, yet inextricable from, itself.