Review of Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language at MoMA

PRESS — Noah Lyon on June 27, 2012 at 10:18 am


Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously by Noah Lyon.

in a review of Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language at the Museum of Modern Art
by Desi Gonzalez

“Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.” Noam Chomsky composed this sentence in 1957 in an attempt to show the world that language could be grammatically accurate yet semantically bankrupt. Since then, linguistics students have devoted inexhaustible hours trying to attach meaning to the cryptic phrase. “Green” might refer to immaturity or youth, some say; others insist that to “sleep furiously” is to experience a nightmare.
But that’s not Chomsky’s point. “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously” is about the existence of grammar, even when language’s supposed function—communication—is absent. This is language gone haywire, severed from its primary aim of conveying meaning but maintaining an underlying, inherent structure. continue… Riot Of Perfume

New Media — Noah Lyon on June 27, 2012 at 5:13 am

Megabodega, a Zine Mart and Event Series‏ at Family Business Gallery, NYC

Announcements — Noah Lyon on June 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

look for Noah Lyon zines at Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan’s Family Business Gallery

Megabodega
June 26 – July 6th 2012
Zine Mart and Event Series

Family Business Gallery
520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

For nearly two weeks Family Business is being taken over and turned into a zine and art book bodega featuring… (more…)

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Noah Lyon in Soirée graphique N°5 at Kunstalle Bern, Switzerland – 20.10. – 21.10.2012

Announcements, shows — Noah Lyon on June 16, 2012 at 7:13 am

Soirée graphique N°5 · 20.10. – 21.10.2012

http://www.kunsthalle-bern.ch/en/

Printed Matter / Art Metropole at Art 43 Basel – June 12 – June 17, 2012

Announcements, shows — Noah Lyon on June 8, 2012 at 4:34 am

Printed Matter is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Art Basel. For the 2012 fair they will again share their booth with Art Metropole in Hall 2.1/Booth Q21. Basel opens with a preview on Tuesday, June 12, and runs through Sunday, June 17


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