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Corinna Spencer

The Library Of Babel/In And Out Of Place

25 February – 9 May 2010 (extended until 13 June) 2010
176 Zabludowicz Collection

    With over 200 works exhibited, The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place will be the largest ever showcase of works from the Zabludowicz Collection. Anna-Catharina Gebbers invites us into a salon-style exhibition, a format which emphasises the deliberately overwhelming amount of contemporary works of art including painting, photography, sculpture and video.(176)
    Inspired by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ short story ‘The Library of Babel’ (1941) where inhabitants of an infinite library search for the absolute interpretation of the information around them, The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place encourages the visitor to embark on a similar quest for meaning.(176)

HERE is a pod cast reading of Jorge Luis Borges ‘The Library of Babel’ (a bit odd to listen to) and a text version is HERE

        Rachel Kneebone

I have found my thread of a whispered story. Its there just for me I’m almost certain.

              Edgar Leciejewski

          Nobuyoshi Araki

Flesh is manipulated, in flux, restrained, abused, scared and displayed: This thread reminds us of our humanity and mortality, failings and vulnerability. Sinners each and everyone one of us. There are the two worlds in which we inhabit, the real and the fantasy, they overlap all the time, so what keeps us grounded, pinned to the earth……

There’s a thread in there for everyone. Mine may have been inevitable.

Dinos Chapman