Larking about this eve at @blainsouthern at the launch of: THE WORD IS ART by Michael Petry @michael___petry
Published by Thames & Hudson @thamesandhudson
Really honoured & privileged that my Text Based HASHTAG Series [2012-16] of works is recognised in this monumental book💪
Major thanks to @mikeydread777 for supplying the photograph.... keeping it local innit 👊
📸3 by Mafia sister @juliiea .
A fascinating global overview of how contemporary artists incorporate text and
language into work that speaks to some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
In this new volume celebrated artist and curator Michael Petry, addresses media and marketplace concerns about the state of language and the value of books in the digital age.
As words find new modes of transmission in contemporary society, text becomes information, and information strives to become free, Petry asks, what value can text hold in the sphere of visual art? .
Looking at the work of a broad range of artists including Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha , Barbara Kruger, Julien Breton, Jeremy Deller, Fiona Banner, Zhang Huan, Shirin Neshat, and more. The WORD is Art explores this and related questions and demonstrates how words remain critical, powerful, and central to art practice.
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