Unset Texts

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.
Exhibition Name
Unset Texts
Exhibition Type
Faculty Curated
Group Exhibitions
Winter Gallery
Sep 2 - Dec 30
Unset Texts is curated by Skidmore Associate Professor of English Paul Benzon with Tang Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
Nayland Blake, Mai Braun, Julie Chen, Robert Gober, Guerrilla Girls, Martine Gutierrez, David Hammons, Leslie Hewitt, David Moreno, Yoko Ono, Indigo Som, Tamar Stone, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Kara Walker
Student Staff
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Helen Branch
2022-23 Carole Marchand Endowed Intern, Student Advisory Council, past: Tang Guide
Willa Flink
Registrarial Intern, Student Advisory Council
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