Apr 14

Art of Language: The Synergy of Text and Image

Sun, April 14, 2019 • Perlman Teaching Museum, Kaemmer Gallery

Text, numerals and symbols coalesce to perform complex functions in art. Sometimes, when woven together with visual imagery, they complicate interpretation of a work. In other situations, the combination promotes greater clarity through strategic layering and juxtaposition. Impact is amplified as each mode uniquely reinforces messaging and meaning, creating a new "art of language" that is stronger than a summation of its parts.

Art of Language: The Synergy of Text and Image explores the effects of intertwining modes of communication in art. Using works from the Carleton Art Collection as a foundation, eleven curators from a variety of disciplines observe how artists use text and image to establish narrative, comment on society, and engage conceptually with the viewer.

This exhibition has been curated by students participating in the Fall 2018 Art History 288 Curatorial Seminar Class: Javier Alberdi, Maddy Birnbaum, Bea Crow, Rachel Foster, Gray Kaegi, Jin Kim, Viola Li, Amanda Mosborg, Clarissa Smith , Elaine Tian, and Hill Tiguila

Exhibition Opening: April 12, 5–7 pm in the Weitz Commons, featuring a performance by guest artist/visual poet Scott Helmes at 6 pm.

Event Contact: Steve Richardson

Event Summary

Art of Language: The Synergy of Text and Image
  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Families

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