Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh announces GirlTalk. Woman and Text exhibition

. August 18, 2012 . 0 Comments

Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh presents GirlTalk. Woman and Text, an exhibition of contemporary artworks that explores text as art. On view September 22, 2012 through January 14, 2013.


Marilyn Minter, Video still of I’m Not Much, But I’m All I Think About, 2011, HD video. 
Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94.

GirlTalk: Women and Text explores the construct of language, its persistent ambiguity and shifting character in the age of new media. Featured work represents a diverse range of artistic styles ranging from political textiles, photography that indexes arcane textual works, and large sculptural installations that employ portions of texts as building blocks. This exhibition takes its title from common nomenclature; “girl talk” is a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of belonging and conversations between women.

GirlTalk brings together seven women artists, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter, Monique Prieto, Kay Rosen, Kim Rugg, and Maya Schindler. Combining seminal figures and younger artists, GirlTalk does not follow a chronological perspective, establishing instead a series of dialogues between different generations and perspectives. Zigzagging across distant cultural landscapes, the exhibition exposes local avant-garde practices and highlights international affinities, which indirectly question the centrality of painting, art history, and language paradigms.

Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946.

Category: Fine Art

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