Iceberg Projects is proud to announce the opening of The Name is not the Thing named, a new body of work by Chicago-based artist Deborah Stratman. This exhibition is curated by Tricia Van Eck.
In support of ideas that are essentially common, but to which language does not easily adhere, The Name is not the Thing named is a video passage through places that are both themselves, and stand-ins for others. The title is taken from Aleister Crowley’s 1918 translation of the Tao Te Ching.
Stratman has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum and many international film festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Ann Arbor and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and a Creative Capital grant. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.