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ind.must.y, agustine zegers, Edition of 50

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Verbena’s Apothecary, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, Edition of 123

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Professor Castro’s Guide to Do Your Language, Bryan Castro, Edition of 26

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Doing Language : Word Work

Dec 10, 2021 – Jun 19, 2022

OVERVIEW

Doing Language : Word Work is a multi-part curatorial project that commissioned five artists—Bryan Castro, Riley Hooker, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, Malcolm Peacock, and agustine zegers—to generate new work in the form of editions and new media. Inspired by Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize Lecture, DL : WW frames language as a tool to help give shape and weight to the gestural, imperceivable, and fleeting experiences of our lives. 

 

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

– Toni Morrison

 

The project is co-organized by ICA Assistant Curator of Commerce and Publications, Egbert Vongmalaithong, and 2020 ICA Research Fellow, Nontsikelelo Mutiti.

 


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Doing Language : Word Work

Wednesday, Nov 17

12:00 AM–12:00 AM

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The research, development, and production of this project were supported by students from the VCUArts course GDES 491-904 WORD WORK / DOING LANGUAGE. Thank you to Archerd Aparejo, Caroline Barry, Maxine Bell, Velvet Cherry Canfield, Andy Caress, Angelica Credle, Theo Haggins, HH Hiaasen, Erin Jhi, Alex Miranda, Xinyu Na, Nicole Orsolini, Isabelle Roque, Samuel Schneider, Sydni Stearns, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lila Washa, and Allie Watts. Thank you to KB Brown of Studio Two Three for additional production support.