Words of Art

Group Exhibition

13.04.23 - 14.05.23

Works of art that consist solely of words are known as "text-based art" or "word art." These pieces of art often use language as their primary medium of expression, and can take a variety of forms, including poetry, prose, or even graphic design.

Text-based art has a rich history, and has been used by artists to explore a wide range of themes and ideas. Some early examples of text-based art include the work of the Dadaists and Surrealists in the early 20th century, who used language to challenge traditional forms of art and literature.

In the 1960s and 1970s, text-based art became more prominent, with artists like Lawrence Weiner, Joseph Kosuth, and Jenny Holzer creating large-scale installations and public works that used language as a form of social commentary and critique.

Today, text-based art continues to be an important form of artistic expression, with artists using words to explore a wide range of themes, including politics, identity, and culture. Some notable contemporary text-based artists include Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Overall, text-based art offers a unique and powerful way to use language as a form of artistic expression, and can be a powerful tool for exploring complex ideas and emotions.

'Words of Art' is a group show with artworks based on words by Gummbah!, Idris Sevenans, Schscht, David Horvitz, Marcel van Maele, Ben Vautier, Camiel Van Breedam, Wout Vercammen, Panamarenko, Eltipo, Alain Arias-Misson, Jan Hendrikse, Anatol Knotek among others...