The Word itself. Mene Mene Tekel Parsin at Wysing Arts Centre, May 20 – Jul 19

, 15 May 2017

The Mene Mene Tekel Parsin group exhibition at Cambridge’s Wysing Arts Centre opens May 20 and is running to July 19.

Curated by Jesse Darling, the show includes work by Sarah Boulton, Stanley BrouwnGordon Hall, Evan Ifekoya, Sulaïman Majali, Imran Perretta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Özgür Kar, Claire Potter, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Hannah WeinerConstantina Zavitsanos and Jesse Darling.

The works brought together explore language and words to unpick “the legacies of imperial scientific fundamentalism” and the violence of naming/claiming bodies. Through its power, symbolism and obscurity, the exhibition looks at the way the “Word is itself a stand-in for divinity; the unsayable equates to the sublime.”

The opening night will include live performances by vocalist Elaine Mitchener and artists Claire Potter and Gordon Hall.

Visit the Wysing webpage for details.**