MIKKO KUORINKI +
Wall Piece with 200 Letters
175 x 320 cm / 200 plastic letters, wooden bars

Each day the artist composed at least one new sentence on the wall of the gallery—
many of the wall texts are quotes (pulled from the likes of Karl Marx and David Foster Wallace to name a few)

(Source: 7knotwind)

ROBERT MONTGOMERY

selection of urban installation works (culled from the artist’s site)

Robert Montgomery works in a poetic and melancholic post-Situationist tradition. Since 2005 he has carried out his WORDS IN THE CITY AT NIGHT project where, echoing the Situationist concept of detournement, he hijacks advertising space in the city, often illegally. He covers illuminated advertising billboards with austere black posters with white letters, which assume the colour of the ad posters underneath and take their light, parasitically. His texts are part poetry, part an enquiry into our collective unconscious. They are intended to be encountered by commuters who don’t know they are art, and an attempt to describe in public space what it feels like to live now.

(text quoted from the artist’s bio)

Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts
—Patrick Rothfuss (from: The Name of the Wind)

ELLIOT GOLDSTEIN
STEFAN BRUGGEMANN
JOHN BALDESSARI
GLEN LIGON
JENNY HOLZER
BARBARA KRUGER
ROBERT MONTGOMERY
ED RUSCHA
MAURIZIO NANNUCCI
BRUCE NAUMAN

(Source: blog.sevenknotwind.com, via 7knotwind)