Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language

24 Jun

I arrived back today from five days in New York – the land of the split infinitive – where there was a record-breaking heatwave. (It was rather a shock to land in rain and cold, at 6.45am, this morning.)

There was a brilliant exhibition, Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language – seemingly tailor-made for me – at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibits, which are all based on “the material qualities of language – visual, aural and beyond” include work by painters, sculptors, etc, from the DaDa and Futurist periods to the modern day. My favourite, modern, artists were Tauba Auerbach and Karl Homqvist.

Today’s picture is of one of Homqvist’s works. I shot it on a compact camera and in difficult conditions, so I apologise for the quality. It was an entire wall in a side gallery – and the background is actually white!



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