The power of language - An exhibition
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In cooperation with the Instituto Armando Reverón college of art, the Goethe-Institut in Caracas is organising an exhibition with contributions from students on the topic “The power of language”. The exhibition will be shown first in the Goethe-Institut in Caracas and will then go on tour throughout Venezuela. A commission project by the artist Nayari Castillo in the form of a video installation is intended to illustrate the central role occupied by the written word as a fixed language even in a culture which is increasingly characterised by the visual. The combination of several objects (e.g. birth certificates or a national constitution) in the installation is intended to demonstrate the performative power of the written word.
The exhibition will open in Venezuela in October 2006 and will later be on view in Berlin in June 2007 as part of the closing event of the "Festival: The power of language”.