Word is Art, The

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What value can text hold in the sphere of visual art? How is such text different from poetry? Can the poetic itself be visual art, or is text in this context consigned to the realms of gimmick and catchphrase?

Looking at the work of a broad range of artists including Bruce Nauman, Julien Breton, Jeremy Deller, Takashi Murakami, Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski and many more, The Word is Art examines each of these questions, contending above all that in the digital and online age, words have become more important than ever.

With the advent of texting and social media, many predicted the debasement of language, and some have pointed to evidence of this in our so-called `post-truth' culture. Artist Michael Petry demonstrates that, on the contrary, words remain critical, powerful and central to art practice.

About the Author

Michael Petry is an artist, author, and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) London, and Guest Curator for culture agency Futurecity. He has authored and co-authored a number of books including The Trouble

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