- Babi Badalov exhibition at MUSAC
Everyone knows we're into visual arts at Livegreenblog, and truth be told we're already getting ready for documenta14 between Athens and Kassel. So when words and images converge in a visual play with the language, in the best tradition of Visual Communication, then we want to share this with our readers.
MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon is hosting the exhibition “To Make Art To Take Clothes Off” by the Paris-based Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov, focusing on his special visual poetry, where spelling mistakes, neologisms, word plays and the relationship between words and image and space all contribute to his poetic and political exploration of the modern world.
All languages express what is visual, so we say them, but there are also all the invisible aspects, as Walter Benjamin says: “For language is in every case not only communication of the communicable but also, at the same time, a symbol of the incommunicable”. So Badalov writes his words on fabrics or on paper to give us the narrative of his artistic world and his vision, encouraging visitors to discover the many layers of verbal and visual creativity.
“To Make Art To Take Clothes Off” by Babi Badalov is part of an exhibition cycle at MUSAC dedicated to the exploration of the hybrid territory between writing and visual arts, also extended to visual and experimental poetry, in keeping with the growing awareness of the power of these forms of expression.
Exhibition “To Make Art To Take Clothes Off”
Artist: Babi Badalov (Lerik, Azerbaijan, 1959)
Curator: Manuel Olveira
Dates: 18.2. - 4.6.2017
Location:: MUSAC. Sala 3 – Leon, Spain