Exhibition, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
Since the late 1960s, Ian Wilson has been exploring the ae hetic potential of oken language. His on-going body of work – beginning with oral communication and eventually including his signature Discussions – began in 1968 with the oken word time. The artist, who started out as a painter, soon transformed the act of discussion into his sole artistic medium. Over four decades, the focus of these exchanges has shifted from time to the nature of knowledge and non-knowledge, and awareness of the Absolute. His works are not recorded or photographed in any way and exist only as long as the conversation itself.