A Washington Project for the Arts Coup d’Espace project
curated by Steven H. Silberg and Neil C. Jones

Palimpsest logo
October 12 – November 29, 2012
2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Participating artists: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Scott Blake, Patterson Clark, Jarrett Davis, Samantha DiRosa, Gary Duehr, Mark Geil, Julee Holcomb, Ryan Hoover, Miyakawa, Michele Montalbano, Matteo Pasin, Jessica Rowshandel, Sarah Sachs, Ali Seley, s/n coalition, Eric Souther,  and Erika Stearly.

A full catalog from the exhibition is available at

It’s a question of technology. It’s a question of understanding. It’s a question of access. It’s a question of privilege. It’s about the overtones and the subtext. What started with a simple premise—receive artwork, document it, and replace it with a QR Code—became something much bigger. Palimpsest explores the shortcuts that modern technology has allowed but questions the materiality and privilege of artwork. The substrate remains while the artwork has been stripped away. A QR code has been applied to the surface and only those with the proper technology are able to decode the new art-object into the original artwork… (read the full statement)

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