Tate Modern Exhibition

Level 2 Gallery: Stutter

Sven Augustijnen, Anna Barham, Dominique Petitgand, Michael Riedel, Will Stuart and Michelangelo Pistoletto

The onomatopoeic word 'Stutter' refers to an act of speech interrupted by agitated, spasmodic, or involuntary repetitions. As the title for this exhibition, it suggests a metaphor for questions of disruption and discontinuity in processes of thought, systems of communications or conceptions of knowledge. The exhibition encompasses a wide range of artistic practices that incorporate repetition and interruption in order to convey meaning, whether through language, gesture, sound or images. In their highly methodical processes of work, Sven Augustijnen, Anna Barham, Dominique Petitgard, Michael Riedel and Will Stuart create a space for error, irrationality and transformation. Combining actions and strategies such as editing, quoting, translating, conversing, duplicating or indexing, these artists reveal a multiplicity of perspectives, directions and potentialities.

The exhibition is curated by Nicholas Cullinan and Vanessa Desclaux.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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23 April – 16 August 2009

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