Monday, December 15, 2008
Mark your calendars
I will be giving an artist’s talk about text-based art – including my own – at the Slag Gallery on January 24, 5-7pm.
It is tentatively called Not Conceptual No: The Inner and Outer Languages of Text-Based Art.
Other working titles:
Please stop calling it conceptual please
It’s not conceptual, it’s not
Not conceptual Not
As of today, the description is as follows:
In this presentation, Molly Stevens will survey how text has been used in art as a declarative form, a psychological form and a visual form of communication. She’ll discuss Christopher Wool, Cy Twombly and Jean-Luc Godard among others, as well as her own work in video, drawing and signage.
I think the names of other artists is important. It could turn people on or off. Twombly is the big name, Wool is the cool cat, and Godard is the surprise. Other candidates for this part of the blurb: Matt Mullican, Jenny Holzer, Glen Ligon or…