The exhibition was created for the Estonian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and it is accompanied by a catalogue.
The exhibition by the post-conceptualist artist Dénes Farkas is like an imaginarium created using contemporary language. According to Daniele Monticelli, Evident in Advance is a reminder that places also exist outside of language where things can be experienced and shown, but not said or explained. The exhibition is comprised of repetitions of fragments of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's only architectural project, in photos, in books and as spatial objects. The words, sentences and passages in the exhibition are derived from the book The World As I Found It, a fictional biography of Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore by Bruce Duffy. Where these massive and dissenting repetitions lead viewers depends on the viewers themselves. Sometimes everything is clear in advance.
The idea for the exhibition was developed by Dénes Farkas and the curator Adam Budak, in collaboration with the Studio Miessen architectural offices. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue that was designed by the Zak Group and published by Sternberg Press. The exhibition was created for the Estonian Pavilion in the Palazzo Malipiero at the 55th Venice Biennale, where Maria Arusoo and the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia were responsible for its production.
For the exhibition at Kumu, Studio Miessen developed a new spatial solution and the Lugemik publishing house printed a free publication, available to all exhibition visitors.
Dénes Farkas. Evident in Advance is accompanied by programmes for the public comprised of conversation circles, tours and lectures.
The exhibition is organised by the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia in collaboration with the Kumu Art Museum.
We thank: the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Attorneys at Law Borenius
Our sincere thanks also to the following for helping to prepare the exhibition: Alissa Lillepea, Tatjana Kosmõnina, Gert Raudsep, Jevgeni Berezovski, Geno Lechner, Diana Didõk, Kulla Laas, Maarja Kangro and friends.
Estonia's participation at the Venice Biennale is financed by the Estonian Ministry of Culture. The main sponsors of the exhibition were Attorneys at Law Borenius, DSV Global Transport & Logistics and Europrinting. The exhibition's institutional partner is the Kumu Art Museum. And the following assisted in the preparation of the exhibition: ArtPrint, U.S. Embassy, Archiv Bernhard Leitner, British Council, Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Embassy in Rome, K.A. Paktett, K-Print, Debora Grupp AS, Laserstuudio, Liviko, Ludwig Wittgenstein Trust, Matogard OÜ, Nordic Hotel Forum, Olde Hansa and Emmanuel Wille, Papyrus, Printhouse, Pädaste Gourmet, Sadolin.
For more information on the exhibition, see www.evident-in-advance.com