“Evident in Advance” Estonian Pavilion

Denes Farkas "evident in advance"
Denes Farkas “Evident in Advance”

The work “Evident in Advance” at the Estonian Pavilion by artist Dénes Farkas is an ordered library of conversations centered around the artist’s assembly of “American writer, Bruce Duffy’s ground-breaking novel, “The World As I Found It“ (1987), a melange of fiction and reality, truth and fake, where history, biography and philosophy are intertwined in a witty narrating of lifes of three philosphers, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, and G. E. Moore.”

Regardless of some irritating things about this exhibition -I loved the large grey library with stacks of white books with a singular word on each spine and the accompanying gridded display of the texts open to particular passages. The video piece was calming, and in keeping with almost every exhibition we’ve seen here, the room where the viewer is invited to spend the most amount of time is shut up and stiflingly hot.  The square, gray wooden sculpture with index cards was aesthetically and intellectually stimulating but a bit ruined by the addition of working drawings and notes that looked thrown up at the last minute. The one or two framed pieces in the mix with the wooden conceptual sculpture would have held their own.

Here is Rebecca Vaughan and I after the exhibition, mulling it over. And to read more on the project or find out how to get there click here.


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