DIDACTIC // Syntax Season


Published for Syntax Season on February 19, 2017.

Published for SYNTAX SEASON, an 8-part exhibition series curated by A\M and hosted at PRINTtEXT. The publication, guest-curated by A\M, served as both a culminating and standalone piece for the exhibition, featuring artists exploring image and text.

Curated by: Elisabeth Smith & Michael Milano (A\M) 
Art Direction: Elisabeth Smith & Michael Milano
Creative Direction: Janneane & Benjamin Blevins
Published by: PRINTtEXT


John Baldessari
Tegan Brace
Stephanie Brooks
Elijah Burgher
Will Butler
Jessica Campbell
Bill Conger
Erin K Drew
Christopher Duncan
Tate Foley
Jeff Geesa
Guerrilla Girls
Jenny Holzer
Mary Kelly
Barbara Kruger
Tony Lewis
Glenn Ligon
Cole Lu
Kelly Lloyd
Jesse Malmed
Eric May
Huong Ngo
Jamie Pawlus
Kay Rosen
Molly Roth
Ed Ruscha
Nathaniel Russell
Sayward Schoonmaker
Sam Scranton
Deb Sokolow
Shannon Stratton
Alice Tippit
Oli Watt
Lawrence Weiner

This publication was produced in conjunction with Syntax Season, a long-form exhibition series organized by A\M and hosted by PRINTtEXT in Indianapolis, Indiana. The series took place over the course of ten months, from May 2016 to February 2017. Included in this publication are a selection of texts and images of works by artists who mobilize typography, iconography, and cultural signifiers to explore topics such as gender, race, identity, representation, and language itself. Far from a definitive collection of such works and modes of making, this journal seeks to extend Syntax Season by bringing together additional artists whose text-based strategies range from humorous to sincere, intimate to oblique. Working with words, text, text-like images, and image-like texts, these artists and writers consider how we engage with language and, more specifically, how we construct meaning.

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