Read All Over

Read All Over
December 9, 2011, to May 1, 2012
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Read All Over considers and contrasts the state of language in books and visual art. Though the world is bombarded by words – flickering across LCD displays on computers, on telephones, on dashboards – they are barely there. The words are merely bytes that can disappear with the touch of a button.

As books become less central to our culture and the printed word becomes a relic, Read All Over poses this question: Is visual art a refuge for words, a place where they can go to attain some permanence? The works in Read All Over – all of which incorporate language or books or both – confront this question and respond in remarkable and resonant ways.

 

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