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Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go

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Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go
2018

Original essays featured in the book: “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” by Dieter Buchhart; “Making a Mark:Words in the Image“ by Eric Robertson and “WORD-HEAVEN“ by Richard Shiff.

21 x 30 cm - 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
260 pages
Hardcover
English
Edition of 1000 copies
Almine Rech Gallery Editions

ISBN 978-2-930573-26-7

This catalogue is published in conjunction with the group exhibition 'Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go' curated by Dieter Bucchart which took place at Almine Rech Gallery New York from October 31 to December 16, 2017. The book features three original essays : “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go”, by Dieter Buchhart; “Making a Mark:Words in the Image“, by Eric Robertson and “WORD-HEAVEN“ by Richard Shiff.

‘Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go’ featured the word as an image and its metonymic relation to the motif itself. The title refers to, as Ed Ruscha put it: “a noble quotation that is as timeless as it is poetic," a line said by King Claudius in act three of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In a time where the word as a written unity—i.e. the meaning of the word and the displayed word—have become highly disparate due to digital and social media, the exhibition ‘Words Without thoughts Never to heaven go’ points towards the actuality of a thorough examination of the word in artworks. The exhibition followed the increasing importance of words in art, starting from modernism and leading up through the twentieth century and into today. the comprehensive catalog in english features illustrations of all exhibited works along with essays reflecting the latest research by the renowned experts Richard Shiff and Eric Robertson alongside Dieter Buchhart. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Dieter Buchhart, who has organized major exhibitions by artists such as Edvard Munch, Georges Braque, Otto Dix, Ed Ruscha, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring at institutions such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the De Young Museum in san Francisco, the Brooklyn Museum, the Albertina in Vienna, the Foundation Beyeler, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.