Friday, July 28, 2017

Some images of the Asemic Cabinet in the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen (near Amsterdam) by Richard Niessen




Radicale Sociale Animale Talen is a large-scale exhibition from 27 May 2017 - 24 Sep 2017 at the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen, which loosely explores a number of themes that were relevant to the CoBrA movement. These themes continue to inspire today’s artists, since they have always maintained their artistic and social urgency.
In this exhibition I present 'The Asemic Cabinet', a new space in The Palace of Typographic Masonry, dedicated to asemic writing, a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content", or "without the smallest unit of meaning". With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret. 'The Asemic Cabinet' contains 35 works from the continuum between text and image.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flat Earth by Jeff Bagato





Each of these images is a still from a video piece posted on my YouTube channel. The inscriptions on the images come from a series of new textual poems I've been working on that draw on the history of lost civilizations from around the world. Under the current regime here in the US, I wanted to explore the fragility of cultures, languages, and nations.

Here is Jeff's website:  http://jeffbagato.wordpress.com