The empty set

Dean Hughes (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Contribution of two artworks to exhibition { } – The Empty Set is a mathematical expression to describe nothingness. It also applies philosophically as a tool to debate null. The empty set is not the same thing as nothing; rather, it is the framing of nothingness. Once acknowledged, it stops being anything and nothingness becomes something.

Maria Stenfors is proud to bring together this group of artists in a selection of sculptural and two- dimensional works. The Empty Set is an investigation into the void that is alluded to and insinuated in the creation of structure and form. Jean-Baptiste Bouvet‘s works on paper reveal an exact and silent experiment with the shift of matter and energy, Karl Burke creates a framing of the space his sculptures are placed in, Jonas Dahlberg‘s photo documentation and plan drawing make imagined divides and boundaries visible, and Dean Hughes‘ sculptures and paper works frame the incidental gap occurring in everyday items of stationery. Spaces are defined not by their vacuity, but their boundaries. Space and absence is both thick with infinite dark nothingness, and light with empty silence.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2013


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