Tuesday, March 19, 2013
It's Only Words
10 Back Hill, Clerken well, London EC1R 5LQ
Curated by Esther Windsor
22 April – 17 May 2002
‘It’s Only Words’ is an exhibition of artists using art and text.
Words rent to be inadequate.
Love letters, lyrics, artists statements, job applications, slogans, certificates, press releases, graffiti, pronouncements, polemics, stories, diaries, names contracts, obituaries, police reports, tabloid confessions, rumours, jokes and slips of the tongue.
Many monumental and incidental moments of life are codified in speech and in the document.
We are committed to speech and at the same time lost for words.
Art and text arouses anxiety at the expectation for coherence and
representation within the image.
Text as image can act as a defence, in doubling and repetition of the same features or as an act of defilement, adulteration, corruption, counterfeiting or debasement.
Artist: Terry Atkinson, BANK, Fiona Banner, Dave Beech, Cedric Christie, Adam Dant,
Richard Dyer, Simon English, Cerith Wyn Evans, Peter Harris, Inventory,
Elke Krystufek, Simon Martin, Liz Neal, Janette Paris, Douglas Park, Ben Pruskin,
Sophie Rickett, Georgio Sadotti, Bob and Roberta Smith, Johnny Spencer,
Georgina Starr, Jessica Voorsanger