Art on Art: Text Based Art

07th March 2012 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
Offering a diverse range of perspectives on a fascinating contemporary subject, Fragments explored the way in which the text has become the art.

From Book Art to Graphics, from installations to public inscriptions, words have more importance than ever in so much of the art we see around us.
Whether the message is covert or extrovert, text based art has the power to go beyond the ordinary.

Sue Hubbard was twice winner of the London Writers competition and was the Poetry Society's first-ever Public Art Poet. She was also commissioned by the Arts Council and the BFI to create London's biggest art poem that leads from Waterloo to the IMAX.

Gordon Young is a visual artist who creates art for the public domain. His work ranges from sculptures to typographic pavements for a variety of public places including government headquarters, schools, and village squares. Text features prominently in his work. His most recent work is the vast Comedy Carpet in front of Blackpool Tower, which celebrates the words of over 1,000 comedians and comedy writers.

Michael Hurley is a lecturer in 3D Design at Camberwell College of Art and Design.

This event was the first in the Writing on the Wall series of three New Audiences events celebrating the relationship between poetry and art

Carmela Pietrangelo's interviewed Gordon Young and Sue Hubbard.
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