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GirlTalk: Women and Text explores the cons truct of language\, its persistent ambiguity and shifting character in the age of new media. Featured work represents a diverse range of artistic styl es ranging from political textiles to large scale installations that employ portions of texts as building blocks. This exhibition takes its title from common nomenclature\; “girl talk” is a term that emerged in the 1990s to d escribe a sense of belonging and conversations between women.

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G irlTalk brings together nine women artists\, Lisa Anne Auerbach\, Dana Frankfort\, Jenny Holzer\, Barbara Kruger\, Marilyn Minter\, Monique Priet o\, Kay Rosen\, Kim Rugg\, and Maya Schindler. Combining seminal figures an d younger artists\, GirlTalk does not follow a chronological persp ective\, establishing instead a series of dialogues between different gener ations and perspectives. Zigzagging across distant cultural landscapes\, th e exhibition exposes avant-garde practices and highlights international aff inities\, which indirectly question the centrality of painting\, art histor y\, and language paradigms.

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CAM Raleigh Executive Director Elysia B orowy-Reeder says\, “Raleigh and the Triangle as a geographic area has a de ep interest in design and the construct of language. Our partnership with N C State's College of Design (one of two places in the U.S. to offer a PhD i n Design) allows us to have a vast community of artists\, writers\, designe rs\, and creative people who use creativity to drive commerce. Our communit y needs to always be looking for new forms of expression and art is the ult imate medium for inspiration.”

DTEND:20130114 DTSTAMP:20140423T083330 DTSTART:20120922 GEO:35.776894;-78.645685 LOCATION:Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh\,409 W Martin Street \nRaleigh\, N C 27603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GirlTalk - Women and Text\, Lisa Anne Auerbach\, Dana Frankfort\, J enny Holzer\, Barbara Kruger\, Marilyn Minter\, Monique Prieto\, Kay Rosen\ , Kim Rugg\, Maya Schindler UID:255041 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR