I’m Sorry Please Talk More Slowly
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I’m sorry please talk more slowly” is a group exhibition curated by XYZ Collective together with the cooperation of the galleries Misako & Rosen and Aoyama I Meguro. The exhibition title was chosen because it suggests an absurd sense of humor shared by all of the participants (the gallerists and the artists). When a person is having a conversation with someone in a language that he or she only understand partially, it is often necessary for that person to request that the fellow speaker slow down so that their words and the meanings are clearer. This situation is absurd because there is a partial understanding of the language being used to have the conversation and the person who requests that the other person “slow down” understands enough of the other person’s language to communicate a need for slower speech. This partial communication is very similar to the situation that visitors to an art exhibition may have when trying to understand the art.
In a group exhibition, you may even imagine that the artworks by different artists in the show are also having a conversation with each other and that these artworks also may ask each other to “slow down.” All of the artists included in this exhibition make work which is at once familiar and easy to understand (sculpture, drawing, video) but which may be speaking very quickly. The gallery hopes it is both enjoyable and challenging.