Into thin words

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Into thin words

Via Cavour, 68
70044 Polignano a Mare
August 20th, 2014 - August 31st, 2014

Other (outside main areas)




Dream Beam - Pamela Campagna - Valentina Dell'Aquila – Flatform - Michael Kargl -

Jan Robert Ledge - Jürg Lehni - Bartolomeo Migliore - Isabella Mongelli - Stefano Romano

Jeffrey Thompson - Anna Wignell - Fabien Zocco.


Curated by Paolo Modugno and Giuseppe Pinto


Palazzo Ventura, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 33. Polignano a Mare – Bari.

Opening: Wednesday 20 August. Start 9 p.m.

Dates: 20-8 31-8 – 2014 Hours 3-12 p.m.




...a particular work of art is art,

which means, is a definition of art"

J. K.

The nomadic project LIKE A LITTLE DISASTER arrives in Polignano a Mare from 20 to 31 August in the eighteenth “Palazzo Ventura”. The project always looking for new contests and displays, tries to re-establish the architectural spaces – without prejudices – to transform them in temporary tools of thoughts, in interim accommodations. We believe that art “does” the place, not the opposite, and the artistic experience could offer an alternative model of dialogue, with the complexity of the reality.

Into thin words” works, mostly specially realized for this exhibition, intertwin and contaminate visual, textual and oral languages, trying to provoke a “replacing” of the work and to transform the observer in: reader, hearer and interlocutor.

Seeing these works you can avoid the bounds between images and words, thanks to the overlapping of metalinguistic functions. These works question about imminences and contrasts between image and word, particularly to reveal their relationship: linguistic and narrative elements that art offers to our eyes and the processes of its verbal translatability.

Images, texts and words voice the endless attempt to build aesthetic worlds and personal languages to establish formal needs and to invent a new reality.

Into thin words” tries to establish a dialogue between twelve artists of different nationalities and backgrounds. They use different practices and poetics, but, they all face “methods” in which words, phrases and expressions – and their fragments – could be signified and signifier of a work. The “word” could become more powerful, when strengthen by a graphic dimension that increases our perspectives about the same word.

These “thin words” jump, elude and create connections made of: loads, fragments, drafts, attempts and combinations. Thanks to this the observer could re-create its own human an aesthetic experience and renovate the capability to imagine different ways to interpret the world. The installation idea is a path in which the works face and distinguish each other; they invent an imaginary route that point out similarities and contrasts, alluding to a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.

L.A.L.D. curatorial practice comes about a need to research, made up of an intentional conceptual incompleteness, that both hide and show its own conditions. In a moment where everything seems to be clear, evident, extraordinary, quantifiable and shareable, “Into thin words”, leaves open some points and tries to bring the observer to a subjective and personal experience. In this aporetic context, the observer has the power of freedom, despite the experience could be confusing and alienating.


In the exhibition there will be presentet also POLIWORDS, a collective art installation, realized during the workshop by the artist Bartolomeo Migliore in collaboration with Awer and coordinated by Cinzia Cagnetta (Galleria Omphalos ), from 11 to 17 August. This lab has been conceived as a trip-exportation of lemmas, names and voices of Polignano a Mare’s territory. Poliwords belongs to PerseVisioni7.

L.A.L.D. is glad to present “Nontiscordardimé”, the first book of the series “L’erbolario” by Lia Cecchin. The artist scans the last read page of the book that present people have in that moment. Vol.I Nontiscordardimé has been realized in June 12, 2013 in Turin in association with The volume printed in Turin, 2014, by




Cinzia Cagnetta


Paolo Modugno


Giuseppe Pinto


Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 7

Torre Santa Susanna (Br) Ita



Via Pietro Toselli, 21

Terlizzi (Ba) Ita


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