From February 18–March 30, 2012, Transart Faculty, Stanya Kahn’s “A Cave Walks Into a Bar” will be showing at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Los Angeles, CA.
Direct from the featured article:
It is unclear where the impulse lies, but one often hears sporadic muted sounds of laughter in museums, galleries, and lecture rooms, implying that the laugher “gets” the point and meaning has reached its destination. That sudden moment of clarity when everything is resolved and the curtains of obscurities are lifted from perception is accompanied by a chuckle. One might say it is not the funniness of the joke, but the joy of “getting-it” that makes one laugh. Stanya Kahn’s recent work (all 2012) on view at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects hints at the vulgar economics of jokes as proxies for exchange. [more…]