Deutsche + Guggenheim, Berlin, 2012
curated by Nat Trotman
January 1 - April 9, 2012

In our globalized world, with political, economic, and social issues intertwined across national boundaries, translation has become a fundamental tool, both linguistically and more figuratively, in making sense of reality. Taking this concept as a model and a metaphor, Found in Translation brings together recent works that investigate the ways cultural difference is negotiated through written or spoken text. Through videos, installations, photography, and other media the artists in this exhibition explore intersections of language, politics, history, and fantasy, critically commenting on the past while producing richly imagined possibilities for the present.

For the exhibition Found in Translation, the German Guggenheim in Berlin has selected nine artists whose works are concerned with language and with the translation of one language into another, of the past into the present, and of reality into art. Represented are Siemon Allen, Alejandro Cesarco, Patty Chang, Keren Cytter, Brendan Fernandes, Sharon Hayes, Matt Keegan, Lisa Oppenheim and O Zhang.

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