lingua franka

  • by Despina Stokou, 12 Sep 2012
    In the uncertainty of our ever shifting art times; where anybody could be somebody any minute (and nobody the next),  nobody risks disappointing a conversation partner who might eventually outrank him, politeness is religion and negation does not sound like one. It sounds like an affirmation. A few examples....
  • by Despina Stokou, 16 Mar 2012
    I have been thinking a lot lately about this new language, spoken in art openings and events. It is of course English, or Euro English* but it is also more than that. The main characteristic of this language- lets call it PR Language or Art English, is that nothing means what it says. The surface of the sentence (and...

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