A VOID

Curated by Paul Ramirez Jonas
Sept. 22 - Nov. 18, 2018

Emily Jacir
Shaun Leonardo
Suzanne Lacy
Oscar Muñoz
Georges Perec
Michael Rakowitz
Constanza Ramirez Molano
Jonathan Safran Foer
Aida Šehović

View installation shots of the exhibition

Read the Artnet review here

Read the Hyperallergic review here
Read the Brooklyn Rail review here
View the panel dicussion here
Read about the performative lecture series here

A Void gathers works from eight artists who have addressed the absences created by systemic violence against specific groups of people, and juxtaposes them with eight artworks that have been lost to war.

The exhibition is anchored around George Perec's 1969 novel “A Void”. This book was written without using the letter “e”, or as one would say in French "sans e”, which when read out loud sounds like "sans eux" –which translates to “without them”. “E” is the most common letter in the French language, and this writing constraint is considered a coded reference to the loss of Perec’s family to the Holocaust.

Read the full curator's essay here

Image: Oscar Munoz, still from Línea del destino, 2006. Video, 2 min. Courtesy of the artist.


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