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The Future is Here Again: Visual Language

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The Future is Here Again: Visual Language

16 E. 48th St.
4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
January 22nd, 2015 - February 7th, 2015
Opening: January 22nd, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://acinstitute.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
midtown
EMAIL:  
info@acinstitute.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 1-5
TAGS:  
painting, figurative, modern, pop, surrealism, traditional, digital, graffiti/street-art, video-art, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, performance, conceptual
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

Text-based art, or vispo, marries verbal and visual language.  There are many ways to form this union: words and letters can dissolve into gestures, be obscured, faded or obliterated, or play with one another in ways that create multiple meanings. They can even evolve beyond legible text into shapes, forms and colors that only the imagination can read.

The intent of this exhibition is to share the various ways that text can transform into something far removed from the literal. Some contributors approach the work as poets, others as artists, yet each uses text, words, and gestural marks as compositional elements. In addition, their investigations playfully combine humor and wit, calligraphy and letters, participation and poetry, social commentary and linguistic ambiguity.

Featuring works from The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry and COLDFRONT vispo as well as works by Martha Wilson, Richard Kostelanetz, Richard Humann and many more.

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