“bringing together works which harness the powers of language, offers readers new and striking ways of considering weighty topics”
Published to coincide with Weighted Words, 1 March - 10 June 2012, bringing together works which harness the powers of language in order to produce an impact on the viewer. Offers readers new and striking ways of considering weighty topics. These include the history and discourse surrounding racism in the United States, the linguistic legacy of colonialism in Africa, recent warfare, the role of rhetoric in international affairs since the beginning of the 20th century and the transformative power of creative expressions of protest.
The publication contains contributions produced or selected by nine artists whose work is installed in the exhibition: script excerpts from the works of Ryan Trecartin, Mary Reid Kelley, Alexandre Singh, and Ed Atkins; lyrics from a selection of songs from Ruth Ewan's A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World; illustrations from Omer Fast's And Her Face Was Covered (Part II); and an interpretative essay by Bennett Simpson on the paintings of Glenn Ligon.
Edition of 500, design by Malcolm Southward and Mark Holt.