Lincoln PoPS, Lincoln / USA

September 21–22, 2019
August 19, 2019
Lincoln PoPS
P Street
Play on P Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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GLOBAL FREQUENCIES seeks to establish the diversity of the art world and to consolidate the singular works through the idea of its sheer existence and desire to connect with each other.

Wikipedia says about Lincoln: “Designated as a ‘refugee-friendly’ city by the US Department of State in the 1970s, the city was the twelfth-largest resettlement site per capita in the United States by 2000. Refugee Vietnamese, Karen, Sudanese and Yazidi people, as well as other refugees from Iraq and the Middle East, have been resettled in the city. During the 2018–19 school year, Lincoln Public Schools provided support for approximately 3,000 students from 150 countries, who spoke 125 different languages.”

What is nothing more than a naïve wish and platitude, that the life of the human beings of this planet is the first and foremost reason of our activities, can only change into a substantial aim if we learn to see the diverse ideas of human beings, which are made out of languages. It’s a big privilege of art to create spaces of non-literality that facilitate encounters with a world we don’t know and appreciate without words.

The limitation to audible works of art or better to say, works of art with an audible quality, brings into foreground the idea of the spoken language. What we hear is a frequency, a code or a sign that communicates with us in order to understand its meaning as well as its difference to semiological interpretation. GLOBAL FREQUENCIES is thus a sensitization of the audible, which has been oppressed by the visible since antiquity.

With the junction of global and frequency, the exhibition discusses how the audible can create communities among different parts of the globe and different languages.

Artists: Jan Adriaans, Brian Black and Ryan Bulis, Mike Bouchet, Olaf Breuning, Robert Ladislas Derr, Ayana Evans, Kate Gilmore, Ben Glas, Piero Golia, Dan Graham, Yolande Harris, MacKayla Kelsey, Gamze Konca, Surasi Kusolwong, Esther Neff, Paul Pinto, Michael Snow, Bernhard Schreiner, Stelarc, Annika Ström, Camille Voyenne, Erwin Wurm, YS Collective (Katie Marya, Hilary Wiese, Holly R. Craig, César A. García, and Luis Othoniel Rosa), Sung-hoon Yu

Curated by: Matthias Ulrich (Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt)

Curatorial Committee: Robert Ladislas Derr (Lincoln PoPS Director) and Collin Christopher (City of Lincoln AICP Planner)

Sponsors: In cooperation with and sponsored by the City of Lincoln and Downtown Lincoln Association with generous support also provided by the Lincoln Parks & Recreation, Woods Charitable Fund, John C. & Catherine S. Angle Charitable Trust, Nebraska Arts Council, Lincoln Community Foundation, Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, Lincoln Journal Star, Embassy Suites, Green Flash Brewhouse and Eatery, Jake's Cigars & Spirits, Raising Cane's, Toppers Pizza, The Coffee House, Southwest Pit BBQ, Tavern on the Square, Fresh Healthy Café, Centrix Solutions, a Q2 Company, Starbucks, Which Wich, and numerous local partners.

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