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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.


Artists include:

Caroline Bergvall
Pavel Büchler
Vahni Capildeo
Tim Etchells
Simone Fattal
Shilpa Gupta
Emma Hart
Leslie Hewitt
Bhanu Kapil
Issam Kourbaj
Glenn Ligon
Shanzai Lyric
Mark Manders
Joo Yeon Park
Doris Salcedo
Slavs and Tatars

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