To quote a footnote regarding photography, language, ambiguity, and a smile.

25. Abe, The Box Man: A Novel (New York, NY: Vintage, 1999) 81; Hako otoko akz 24:44. In the Japanese original, “one grins” is “hito wa ha o muku,” which literally means “one reveals one’s teeth,” suggesting not purported congeniality (as “grin” might) but hostility and readiness to attack. (This is a minor point of contention, as “ha o muku” is a slightly unidiomatic expression; “kiba o muku” [literally “to reveal one’s fang’s”] is definetely a hostile act, while “ha o miseru” [literlly “to show one’s teeth] is a performance of congeniality. It is unclear which Abe had in mind when he used an expression midway between the two, as his expression is less idiomatic than those two are.)

From: The rhetoric of photography in modern Japanese literature: materiality in the visual register as narrated by Tanazaki Jun ichiro, Abe Kobo, Horie Toshiyuki and Kanai Meiko / by Atsuko Sakaki. (Boston: Brill 2015) p.67

 

1. Moment’s Notice – An Optoacoustic Performance of Contemporary Music, inspired by László Moholy-Nagy

January 6, 2017, 7-9PM
With the participation of László G?z, György Kurtág jr., Miklós Lukács, and Szabolcs Kerestes
Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University: 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

 

2. ReRaceDis


January 7, 2017, 4:30-6PM
Work by: Barak adé Soleil
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

 

3. Laura Letinsky and John Paul Morabito


January 7, 2017, 5-8PM
Document: 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

 

4.  Bending The Truth


January 7, 2017, 5-7PM
Work by: Pamela Bannos, Yvette Marie Dostatni, Jennifer Greenburg, and Saverio Truglia
Perspective Gallery: 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

 

5.  Semblance


January 7, 2017, 6-10PM
Work by:  Kara Joslyn and Soo Shin
LVL3 Gallery:1524 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

 

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