‚Slip of the Tongue‘

Mai 14, 2015


The Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection is currently showing an exhibition curated by Danh Vo. It is a grand premiere for the foundation who invites an artist as a curator at for the first time. And to take care of this challenge, Dahn Vo decided to inspect the singularities of conservation, trade, collecting, restoration in his show entitled ‘Slip of the Tongue’.

Slip of the Tongue treats of these historical dissonances produced by the time on art pieces. The show displays mutilated, reduced artworks, or even fragments of them but not only. Danh Vo’s show features as well actual artists such as Nairy Baghramian, Martin Wong and Nancy Spero to name few. The latest cited exhibits her ‘Codex Artaud’ made in 1972 and which consists of 34 rolls made out of paper and that symbolize the incandescence of the language like theorized by the French author Antonin Artaud. Around 120 objects are displayed in the exhibition ‘ Slip of the Tongue’ that aim at showing the preservation of the object rather that its interpretation.


Palazzo Grassi

April 04 – December 31, 2015

Dorsoduro, 2
30123 Venezia