curated by_Abaseh Mirvali
Untitled (2017). The Medium Is a Mess
Based on the premise that all forms of communication embody a system of signs, we explore the work of two different artists whose practice involves different sets of lingual concerns. Austrian artist Dominik Steiger (1940–2014) is known for transforming the written language into images, as well as for experimenting with diverse artistic disciplines to achieve new outcomes. Meanwhile, Berlin-based Iranian artist Shirin Sabahi (b.1984) makes use of established signs, playing with their original definition by transferring them into new contexts, which at times leads to new meanings.
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