Thinking has changed radically, but many people don’t appear to have noticed. Our institutions have been stuck on linear Neo-Platonic tracks for 24 centuries. These antiquated processes of deduction have lost their authority. Just like art it has fallen off its pedestal. Legal, educational and constitutional systems rigidly subscribe to these; they are 100% text based.
The exhibition title alludes to George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 and suggests a new reading on alternative forms of thinking. This word have been invented to demonstrate how the state was taking over the individual’s mind and refers to the ability to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at the same time and believe in both of them. Contemporary artists are showing how to develop not just doublethink, but polythink, thinking along multiple parallel or tangential lines at the same time.
The exhibition reflects the transformation of thinking and communication. While exploring the search of artists between text and image and their encounters, it also follows the path of pluralistic ways of thinking.