Exhibition, 14 Sep 2021 - 12 Dec 2021

NOTHINGTOSEENESS - void/white/silence

Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany

John Cage described the equivalent of silence in the visual arts as “nothingtoseeness” and circumscribes nothingness through seeing and feeling. The “NOTHINGTOSEENESS - Void/White/Silence” exhibition is dedicated to this experience of seeing and the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence.
The works of 75 international artists selected as examples deal with the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness. The artisticaesthetic practices of the 1950s/60s, shaped by monochrome painting, developed simultaneously in exchange between the USA and Europe and are still relevant today.