6 INDOOR INSTALLATIONS
IN PUBLIC SPACE
MAASTRICHT AND HEERLEN
Spoken word, visual language, and the written word are the points of departure for Paraphrasing Babel.
The selected works by renowned artists and young talent present a wide-ranging representation of the effect and power of language, as well as its limitations and boundaries. In images, texts and sound compositions, the artists explore the themes of the social-political connotations of language, the way in which the media guide our thoughts and behaviour, and how language, through social and technical developments, affects communication. Bringing together the artists’ myriad approaches to the theme, this exhibition gives new insights into the scope and meaning of language. Read more…