Counter-Texts: Language in Contemporary Art

Counter-Texts: Language in Contemporary Art
Library Shelf Location 34.DHIL
Publication Date 01 Aug 2022

A timely look at visual artists who use language to challenge dominant narratives in contemporary art, with deep resonance in the politics of sex and race.
In Counter-Texts, Kim Dhillon provides a much-needed critical reassessment of written language in contemporary art. Considering the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of language, Dhillon explores artworks that use inscribed language, with a particular focus on works that challenge dominant narratives or that reveal, in visual form, the varied systems of oppression contained within words.
Featuring more than forty artists from diverse backgrounds, including newer artists such as Serena Lee, Abbas Akhavan, and Joi T. Arcand alongside established figures such as Glenn Ligon, Brian Jungen, and Susan Hiller, Dhillon rewrites the understanding of text in contemporary visual art. Counter-Texts explores how and why visual artists use written language, and it interrogates the power held in words.

ISBN 9781789145564
Quantity 1
Pages 240
Author Kim Dhillon
Format Paperback
Publisher Reaktion Books
Category Text Art
Keywords Language, Contemporary Art, Sex, Race, Ethics, Power, oppression
Language English

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