Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art features the work of over fifty artists and writers exploring the artistic possibilities of language. The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, installation, video and works on paper from the 1960s to the present that raise questions about how we read, look at, hear, and process language today. Postscript explores the field of literature known as “conceptual writing,” contrasting it directly to the field of contemporary art, and therefore offering new insights into the meaning of both literature and art. Postscript is the first exhibition to examine the work of conceptual writing, investigating the roots of the movement in the art of the 1960s and 70s and presenting contemporary examples of text-based art practices.
Artists and writers featured in the exhibition include: Mark Amerika & Chad Mossbacher, Carl Andre, Fiona Banner, Erica Baum, Derek Beaulieu, Caroline Bergvall, Jen Bervin, Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw, Christian Bök, Marcel Broodthaers, Pavel Buchler, Luis Camnitzer, Ricardo Cuevas, Tim Davies & Robert Fitterman, Monica de la Torre, Craig Dworkin, Tim Etchells, Ryan Gander, Michelle Gay, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dan Graham, Alexandra Grant, James Hoff, Seth Kim-Cohen, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Tan Lin, Gareth Long, Michael Maranda, Helen Mirra, Jonathan Monk, Simon Morris, João Onofre, Michalis Pichler, Paolo Piscitelli, Vanessa Place, Kristina Lee Podesva, Seth Price, Kay Rosen, Joe Scanlan, Dexter Sinister, Frances Stark, Joel Swanson, Nick Thurston, Triple Canopy, Andy Warhol, Darren Wershler, and Eric Zboya.
Postscript was on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver from 12 October, 2012 – 2 February, 2013. This exhibition is accompanied by a major publication by The University of Chicago Press, including both scholarly essays and contributions by select writers and artists featured in the exhibition.