The Weight of Words
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
The Weight of Words is an international group exhibition about the pursuit of poetry by sculptural means.
The exhibition features an intergenerational array of contemporary artists and poets from around the world who explore profound connections between the plastic and linguistic qualities of words, in ways that range from the humorous to the haunting.
Some of the works exhibit language as form. Others imply or encourage practices of speaking, writing and reading in poetic ways. Each work uses the weight, scale and context of their material presence to expand the imaginative potential of what is shaped, expressed and left behind in the name of poetry.
The Weight of Words is co-curated with Nick Thurston, Reader in Fine Art, University of Leeds.
Joo Yeon Park
Slavs and Tatars