Visual Poetics: Art and the WordApril 25 – November 16, 2003
Visual Poetics: Art and the Word presents fifty-six works by an international roster of artists, focusing on the interaction of word and image. The exhibition is a richly varied display, involving several languages and many media, from small, intimate artists’ books, to large expressionistic paintings. Some artists pair text with image, while others employ words as compositional devices. In many cases language is the image itself. Visual Poetics explores three main themes—language as form, language and politics, and language that imbues a work with psychological content. The exhibition features works by such artists as José Bedia, Jenny Holzer, Michel Majerus, Stéphane Mallarmé, André Masson, Rivane Neuenschwander, Tom Phillips, Ed Ruscha, Carrie Mae Weems, and Christopher Wool. The works are drawn from MAM's permanent holdings and from private collections, including the internationally renowned Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.
Organized by Miami Art Museum and supported by Miami Art Museum's Annual Exhibition Fund. Curated by MAM Associate Curator, Cheryl Hartup.