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Sérgio Neuenschwander

Rivane & Sérgio Neuenschwander, Sunday (still), 2010 © Rivane Neuenschwander. Courtesy the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Babble – save the languages

Let’s pretend that all the world’s languages are about to disappear. Your task is to save as many languages as you can. It’s simple, you save the languages by using them!

After Babel, this summer’s exhibition at Moderna Museet, is about language. The title is from the old story about the Tower of Babel. That story is about how people long ago tried to build a tower that would reach the sky.

According to the Bible, God didn’t want that, so God made sure they all started speaking different languages. When they couldn’t understand each other this caused misunderstandings and fighting, and the tower was never completed.

Rivane Neuenschwander and Sérgio Neuenschwander, Sunday (still), 2010 © Rivane Neuenschwander. Courtesy the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

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