Text Out of Context
221 East 71st Street
New York, New York 10021
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.