Kunsthalle Exnergasse

With Small Words

06 Nov - 20 Dec 2014

Bernhard Rappold, With Small Words
6 November - 20 December 2014

Curated by Bernhard Rappold.

Drawing from David Thomas’ lecture “The Geography of Sound”, this exhibition project brings together artists from six different countries, including Éva Bodnár, Nuria Fuster, HA ZA VU ZU, Nicolas Jasmin, Santiago Morilla, O (Teresa Rotschopf), Bernhard Rappold, Franz Schubert, Felipe Talo, Carlos Vasconcelos, Brent Wadden, Felix Leon Westner, Das Wiener Jazzpanoptikum.

What they have in common is a preoccupation with sound and art, however the departure points for their approaches vary: Fine arts on the one hand, pop music on the other. It is no coincidence that art-lover David Thomas, singer of the band “Pere Ubu”, which he categorises as “avant-garage”, is the source of the idea for the exhibition. From Edison to Elvis, it was only a matter of time, and what these two had that Neil Armstrong, for example, didn’t can be best summarised with Thomas’ conclusion: “Big Events are best heralded with Small Words”.

Tags: Brent Wadden