i’ve had few words to say myself about this exhibition, which seems to have slipped under my radar, probably with all the upheaval of trying to rebuild this website again from scratch, and my recent focus on image.
text-based art in the 1960s was related to the concrete poetry movement, conceptual art, and later had ramifications for the conception of images, not as representation, but texts in themselves, the idea that art work is primarily a signifying practice has dominated discourse within the visual arts since then. the work on show here is a very broad church indeed from philip guston through to ian hamilton finlay
full list below. hurry or you’ll miss it. it closes on the 23rd.
ICA, the mall. london
Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Anna Barham, Matthew Brannon, Henri Chopin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alasdair Gray, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Karl Holmqvist, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Janice Kerbel, Christopher Knowles, Ferdinand Kriwet, Liliane Lijn, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark and Sue Tompkins