Deutsche Guggenheim

Found in Translation

03 Feb - 15 Apr 2012

Patty Chang
The Product Love, 2009
Installation view: The Product Love, Mary Boone Gallery,
New York, May 21–June 27, 2009
Photo: Mary Boone Gallery, New York
In our globalized world, with political, economic, and social issues intertwined across national boundaries, translation has become a fundamental tool, both linguistically and more figuratively, in making sense of reality. Taking this concept as a model and a metaphor, Found in Translation brings together recent works that investigate the ways cultural difference is negotiated through written or spoken text. Through videos, installations, photography, and other media the artists in this exhibition explore intersections of language, politics, history, and fantasy, critically commenting on the past while producing richly imagined possibilities for the present.