Exhibition Opening: Gothicness. On the Strangeness of Rib Details

"Gothicness" is an exhibition curated for the Wolk Gallery by Brandon Clifford that examines the ubiquitous element of Gothic architecture, the rib. In the tradition of John Ruskin’s analysis of the Gothic, Clifford isolates a series of peculiar moments of transition from functional to rhetorical ribs that hold resonance today - Pierness, Springness, and Vaultness. In doing so, he illuminates the strangeness of Gothic rib details, examining the possibilities, potentials, and peculiar moments that parallel contemporary digital practice.