Words and things – somewhere between these two terms there is this what we call an exhibition. We show things in order to talk about them. But what will happen if we assume that both activities serve some other functions, and what we call an exhibition really occurs in a place completely different than a gallery? What happens when the lights go out and the only available thing left is ekphrasis?
The lecture will deal with persuasion, with a museum as a space of events, with the absence of one work that destroys the effort of many months or years, and with works which have to come into existence because their place in a given space is necessary and their presence might be symbolic. But mainly it deals with the persuasive potential hidden in the exhibition.