Curated by guest curator Stephen Wickham and Leanne Willis, this exhibition is a celebration of thoughtful engagement with ideas. Text – Re read acknowledges the importance of words, texts, articles and books, from illuminated manuscripts to la poésie concrete, words and the ideas therein that remain central to art-making and its reception.
Much has been said about the inspirational muses and the ‘Eureka moment’ – the flash of insight where sources and origins are revealed and then manifested. This exhibition highlights a slow consideration of the complex relationships between artists, artworks and the ideas embodied in books and many other material sources. Text – Re read is the second exhibition of the Deakin University Centre for Abstract+Non-Objective Art, The Void: Visible being the inaugural in November 2017.