From Speaker to Receiver

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From Speaker to Receiver

June 13 — August 24, 2014
Anna K. Meredith Gallery


From Speaker to Receiver seeks to explore the role of spoken and written communication as a catalyst for social agency in a world radically altered by digital information and social networking. The exhibition specifically looks at how artists use the linguistic transfer of information to address a broad set of issues pertaining to political and religious propaganda, history, and translation. Together the works construct a unique visual syntax into how we receive and process information in an increasingly media saturated and globalized society. The full artist list is as follows: Fernando Bryce (Peru); Robert Gober (New York); Shilpa Gupta (India); Zoe Leonard (New York); Daniel Joseph Martinez (Los Angeles); Michael Muller (Germany); Amalia Pica (Argentina/Britain); and Anri Sala (Albania)


Support for From Speaker to Receiver is provided by Substance Architecture.


Daniel Joseph Martinez (American, born 1957)
A Story for Tomorrow in 4 Chapters, Dostoevsky Loved
the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Muhammad Ali
and Dandelions, Lick My Hunch!
, 2010 – 2012
Image courtesy of the artist and Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles
Banner image on homepage:
Amaila Pica (Argentinean, born 1978)
Switchboard, 2011 – 2012
Wood, tin cans, screws, paint, glue, and string
288 x 96 x 42 inches
Photo: Nathan Keay
Courtesy of the artist; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles;
and MCA Chicago