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Text Out of Context

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Text Out of Context

Marymount Manhattan
221 East 71st Street
New York, New York 10021
March 18th, 2013 - April 11th, 2013
Opening: March 21st, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mmm.edu/departments/art/the-h...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
PHONE:  
(212) 517-0400
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Marymount Manhattan College
TAGS:  
mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press in the mid-1400s, he revolutionized the process of sharing the written word. Producing yet another new spin to share the language of books, Marymount Manhattan College will exhibit “Text Out of Context,” a visual tribute to literacy in unexpected forms.

Co-curated by Professor Hallie Cohen and Central Booking’s Maddy Rosenberg, the exhibition, March 18th - April 11th, will be on display in the College’s Hewitt Gallery of Art, with a special opening reception on Thursday, March 21th at 6:00 pm.

With the book’s metamorphosis from the stone tablet to the finely crafted illuminated manuscript to a mere mass produced carrier of content, Text Out of Context gives 14 contemporary artists a meaningful and creative way to reinvent the book, taking it off the shelf and on to the wall -- moveable, transformative and surprising once again.