The British artist Delaine Le Bas, who has already participated in previous autumn salons and was featured in the most recent Berlin Biennale, shows a radical change in her practice with her latest works. From Thatcherism to Brexit, Le Bas adopts an intersectional perspective in tracing the way language is constructed by neoliberal politics, while it reproduces existing exclusions and influences collective consciousness. She also invites the cultural sector to a self-critical discourse, because in Europe, it’s only the language about socially and legally disadvantaged minorities, such as the Romani and Sinti peoples, that has changed, while neither the broader society’s view of them nor their socio-economic and legal living conditions have. By sharing her text-based paintings and drawings, her diaries, experiences, thoughts and views on today’s societal unease, Le Bas creates a very personal universe in which critique becomes a matter of collective urgency. Complementary to the show, Le Bas invites co-performers, theoreticians, curators, activists and artists to frame the exhibition in three different recurring formats.
Beware of Linguistic Engineering
Solo exhibition by Delaine Le Bas
1 April - 30 September 2022, daily from 12-8 pm, Entrance free
at Maxim Gorki Theater (Kiosk + Jurte)
Dorotheenstraße 3, 10117 Berlin
Based on Delaine Le Bas' recent show at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery in London, curated by Christine Eyene.
In der Reihe 5. Berliner Herbstsalon gefördert aus Mitteln des Landes Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.