Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...
When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...
Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...
This catalogue is published in conjunction with the group exhibition Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go curated by Dieter Bucchart which took place at Almine Rech Gallery New York from October 31 to December 16, 2017. The book features three original essays: Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go, by Dieter Buchhart; Making a Mark: Words in the Image, by Eric Robertson and WORD-HEAVEN by Richard Shiff.
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go featured the word as an image and its metonymic relation to the motif itself. The title refers to, as Ed Ruscha put it: 'a noble quotation that is as timeless as it is poetic,' a line said by King Claudius in act three of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In a time where the word as a written unity—i.e. the meaning of the word and the displayed word—have become highly disparate due to digital and social media, the exhibition Words Without thoughts Never to heaven go points towards the actuality of a thorough examination of the word in artworks. The exhibition followed the increasing importance of words in art, starting from modernism and leading up through the twentieth century and into today. the comprehensive catalog in english features illustrations of all exhibited works along with essays reflecting the latest research by the renowned experts Richard Shiff and Eric Robertson alongside Dieter Buchhart. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Dieter Buchhart, who has organised major exhibitions by artists such as Edvard Munch, Georges Braque, Otto Dix, Ed Ruscha, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring at institutions such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the De Young Museum in san Francisco, the Brooklyn Museum, the Albertina in Vienna, the Foundation Beyeler, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Original essays featured in the book: Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go by Dieter Buchhart; Making a Mark: Words in the Image by Eric Robertson and WORD-HEAVEN by Richard Shiff.
21 x 30 cm, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Edition of 1000 copies
Almine Rech Gallery Editions
We have sent you an email containing a link to reset your password. Simply click the link and enter your new password to complete this process.
Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.