Toolbox - One already knows without knowing that one knows

© 2017 Kenneth Pils

Toolbox - One already knows without knowing that one knows

Exhibition information
Group shows
Sat 5 July - Sat 2 August
2014
Toolbox

Novalisstraße 7

Berlin

Paricipants:
Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa (Stockholm)
Mimosa Pale (Berlin (D) and Pori (FIN))
Kenneth Pils (Stockholm)
Miia Rinne (Helsinki)
Matthias Roth (Berlin)
Bertram Schilling (Stockholm/Munich)

"Diary of Anything" is part of "Diary 2014" initiated by Julia Huerter and also part of "Being in the world" exhibition series"One already knows without knowing that one knows II" in Berlin and Helsingfors initiated by Miia Rinne.

About the theme of the group exhibition "One already knows without knowing that one knows".
Michael Polanyi was the man who tried to make sense of how new discoveries, knowledge of yet unknown things, can be made in science. Tacit knowledge was his key to the mystery of discovery. Tacit knowledge implies that one knows all the time much more than one can ever tell. A body of non-discursive knowledge exists, which is something that one’s life has taught over the years, but one has learned it without any awareness of the process of learning. Tacit knowledge includes for example all the physical, intuitive, mythic and experienced knowledge we are bearing. Things we know but are difficult to tell in words.
The art of living is not ultimately a matter for the reasoning part of the soul, but more important are one’s dealings with the irrational parts of the soul. These are fears and desires that do escape our rational faculty and explicit knowledge, but maybe not our Tacit knowledge and our practice of artistic work.