We often think of books as containers for language, narrative, and thought. But what happens when we see them as aesthetic objects as well? In the hands of artists, books can take on new and expanded meanings. Unset Texts presents sculpture, photographs, collage, painting, prints, and artist’s books from the Tang collection and Scribner Library’s Special Collections that explore printed material in creative and critical ways.
The exhibition considers how experimentation with printed text and the book as an object poses new possibilities for storytelling and artistic exploration and for engaging with questions of history, representation, and justice.