“But when one says, ‘how am I supposed to know what he means, since I only see signs,’ then I say, ‘how is he supposed to know what he means? After all, he only has signs.’”
– Ludwig Wittgenstein, “Philosophical Grammar”
Using the three objects on display in “Sighs Trapped by Liars – Language in Art,” the curator Christian Egger questions the artist about the (meta)linguistic background of her works, the presentational details, and the resulting possible ways of reading them. A typeface called Bastard, developed by the artist and often used in her work, will also be the subject of discussion on this evening.
Isabella Kohlhuber was born in 1982 in Bad Ischl, Austria; today she lives and works in Vienna. She studied transmedial art under Brigitte Kowanz at the Universität für angewandte Kunst (University of applied arts) in Vienna, graduating from there in 2011.