A Question of Gesture



Artistic directors: Tina Bara, Alba D'Urbano (I)
Participants: Veronika Darian, Barbara Büscher, Michael Lentz, Michael Mauracher (A), Christian Ide Hintze (A), Alessandro Cipriani (I)
Artists: Candice Breitz (ZA), Julie Henry (UK), Katarina Kozyra (PL), Xavier Le Roy (F/D), Martha Rosler (USA), Valeri Schesternoi (RUS), Erwin Wurm

Oper Leipzig
Vienna Poetry Academy
Fotohof Salzburg
Edison Studio / Goethe-Institut of Rome
Schedule: November 2006 - May 2007

Gestures are integral expressions of body language. Not only do they vary in meaning depending on their cultural contexts, but also the media form in which they are communicated and produced. This exhibition presents a variety of artistic media, such as video, photography, sculpture, painting, literature and performances, and investigates gestures as intercultural elements of communication in the process of informational exchange. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a symposium which will focus on the use of gestures as common forms of expression in the performing and fine arts.


Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst – HGB Leipzig

Wächterstraße 11

04107 Leipzig