artists & participants
Our story begins in Ancient Greece with Socrates announcing, "I know that I know nothing." Clearly, confusion has always been at the heart of wisdom.
Centuries later came a statement many have attributed to Charles Darwin: "A mathematician is like a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there." As a scientist committed to cataloguing, explaining, and drawing a clear picture of nature, Darwin mocked the mathematician's inability to describe the physical world in anything but abstract and speculative terms.
But artists also understand the world in speculative terms. With their help, we can learn to enjoy the experience of not-knowing, unlearning, and the playfulness of being in the dark.
This is for the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there.
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that
Kurator: Anthony Huberman
Künstler: Dave Hullfish Bailey, Marcel Broodthaers, Sarah Crowner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eric Duyckaerts, Ayse Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Fischli / Weiss, Rachel Harrison, Giorgio Morandi, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari,Rosalind Nashashibi /Lucy Skaer, Falke Pisano, Jimmy Raskin, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, David William