WORDS IN PICTURES
PICTURES IN WORDS
The exhibition focuses on visual poetry, exploring the relationship between visual expression and the written language. It consists of selected works from Steinprent, the Faroe Islands' Graphic Workshop.
May 9 - August 10
For many of the visual artists associated with Steinprent, the written word is central. Faroese poet and artist Tóroddur Poulsen, for instance, has always seen written words in terms of images - as something visual, which for him, like actual pictures, are a kind of painted poetry.
Several of the artists exhibited are also poets or authors, practicing some kind of literary or written work alongside the visual. They actively combine images and the lyrical arts into a kind of visual poetry. Others are inspired by words in general, whether drawn from great literature or just isolated sentences from comic strips, articles or adverts. What each of the artists has in common, though, is the significance of written language to their art.
In collaboration with Steinprent, Nordatlantens Brygge presents a selection of graphic works by: Svend-Allan Sørensen, Knud Odde, Toni Larsen, Zven Balslev, Vibeke Mencke Nielsen, Bjarne Werner Sørensen, Tóroddur Poulsen, Claus Carstensen and Peter Laugesen, along with original graphic books/publications by Daniel Milan, Pernille Kløvedal, Bjarne Werner Sørensen, Tóroddur Poulsen, Malene Bang, Zven Balslev, Emil Westmann Hertz, Stefan Rotvit, Søren Petersen, Søren Ulrik Thomsen and Claus Carstensen.
Curator: Kinna Poulsen