Toolbox - One already knows without knowing that one knows

© 2016 Kenneth Pils

Toolbox - One already knows without knowing that one knows

Exhibition information
lör 5 juli - lör 2 augusti

Novalisstraße 7


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"är dels del av "Diary 2014" initierat av Julia Huerter och dels "Being in the world" utställningsserie "One already knows without knowing that one knows II" i Berlin och Helsingfors initierat av 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.

This group exhibition is part of the "Art as Research" project "BEING IN THE WORLD".
Being in the world [BITW] is a collaboration between visual artists, writers and theorists from different European countries. BITW-project is meant to give a variety of perspectives on the current situation by doing practical art research evoked and inspired by discussions on the topic among the participants.