The exhibition LANGUAGES OF REVOLUTION at Kleine Humboldt Galerie shows works of art dealing with one common denominator of many protest movements: their language.
Against the background of globalization, it becomes significant that similar buzzwords, signs, and slogans are used for completely different political movements, thereby undergoing considerable transformations. For the artworks brought together in LANGUAGES OF REVOLUTION, the following questions are of central relevance: Which language-codes and visual signs do different political movements employ? Which changes or ideological coloration is their language thereby subjected to? How and where are the slogans and signs picked up that are subsequently converted into expressions of political rebellion?
At a point of mergence between scripture and image, the exhibition shows works by international artists who explore the strategies of political appeal and public refusal.