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Bow Arts Trust and the Nunnery gallery is pleased to announce a major joint exhibition award from the Arts Council England and Leaside Regeneration. This award brings to Tower Hamlets a truly international exhibition of European contemporary art, titled Entangled Tongues.

Artists: Pierre Bismuth, Rainer Ganahl, Jens Haaning, Audrey Marlhens, Jonathan Monk, Stephen Prina, Eran Schaerf, and Zineb Sedira.

How do you translate your personal thoughts into a language that others can understand? This is one of the questions asked by the exhibition Entangled Tongues, which takes translation as its theme. By presenting the work of eleven international artists who use the language of visual art combined with over twenty spoken languages, the exhibition tackles issues of cross-cultural communication and the transfer of meaning, whether between foreign tongues or between speakers of the same language. Entangled Tongues highlights the moments when different modes of expression co-exist, when languages feed off one another, when new tales are told.

Takingplace first in the Dordogne — an area of France in which 20% of the population speaks English as a first language — the exhibition will travel April 2006 to Bow, an area where less than 20% of schoolchildren have English as their mother tongue. Through presenting this exhibition in two countries so closely linked in their political, social and linguistic history, yet in two radically different areas — one rural the other urban - the project also examines the cross-pollination between languages and between cultures.

This exhibition is curated by Zoë Gray et Julia Höner (with the support of ADDC, Bow Arts Trust, British Council, Goethe Institut, Arts Council England and Leaside Regeneration) and is accompanied by a tri-lingual publication featuring essays by Sarat Maharaj and Brice Matthieussent.

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Entangled Tongues
Kuratoren: Zoe Gray, Julia Höner

mit Pierre Bismuth, Rainer Ganahl, Jens Haaning, Audrey Marlhens, Jonathan Monk, Stephen Prina, Eran Schaerf, Zineb Sedira