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New Book “The Word Is Art” (Audio)

By Charlotte Robinson, December 17, 2018
Michael Petry author, artist & Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in London talks about his new book “The Word Is Art” that addresses how contemporary global artists incorporate text & language into their works that speaks to some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. In today’s digital & online age words have become more important than ever with text becoming information & information striving to become a free form of expression. “The Word Is Art” looks at the work of a diverse range of artists including Annette Messager, Barbara Kruger, Cerith Wyn Evans, Christian Marclay, Christopher Wool, Chun Kwang Young, eL Seed, Fiona Banner, Ghada Amer, Glenn Ligon, Harland Miller, Jenny Holzer, Kay Rosen, Laure Prouvost, Martin Creed, Rachel Whiteread, Raymond Pettibon, Roni Horn, Tania Bruguera, Zhang Huan & many more interpreting how the digital & online age have made words more important than ever. “The Word Is Art” takes us on a fascinating & richly illustrated tour interpreting these trending global art forms. Michael Petry has written a number of books, including “Installation Art”, “The Art of Not Making: the new artist/artisan relationship”, “Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still-Life Tradition” & his most recent work “The Word Is Art” all published by Thames & Hudson. In 2019 he will be speaking & exhibiting his work worldwide.We talked to Michael in this exclusive audio interview about his inspiration for creating this book & his spin on our LGBTQ issues. LISTEN: 

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