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City Grammar
  • Nanna Debois Buhl
  • Liz Linden
Bureau is pleased to announce City Grammar, a two-person exhibition by Nanna Debois Buhl (DK) and Liz Linden (US) that develops their shared interest in mapping urban life by charting the city's anonymous signs and personal signatures. The gallery's location in the thriving urban environment of southeast Chinatown in downtown Manhattan situates the exhibition amidst its own subject matter: the peculiarities of the dense city scape.

Originally taking the form of an artist book, City Grammar, (Revolver Publishing, 2010), this exhibition grows from the artists' ongoing investigation into the semiotics of the city, appropriating the quotidian signs of human activity, and rereading them to reveal new signification coded in our environment. These often-small details and signs become synecdoches, standing in for the city at large, as it is determined by the artifacts of its emotional, historical, economic and political lives. 

The exhibition features the collaborative works of Buhl and Linden: Stormy Weather and SUITCASE WISDOM.

Publication Date
June 26, 2011
Citation Information
Nanna Debois Buhl and Liz Linden. "City Grammar" (2011)
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