Critical Dictionary

WORK and guest curator David Evans are pleased to present Critical Dictionary, a group show featuring work by David Bate, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Simon Cunningham, Paola Di Bello, Tim Edgar, Christian Edwardes, Simon Faithfull, Dave Hazel, Justin Hibbs, Laibach, Ann Lee, Jo Longhurst, Tom Lovelace, Office of Experiments, Richard Paul, Poor Photographer, Chloé Regan, Sophy Rickett, Dominic Shepherd, Penelope Umbrico and Jake Walters.

Critical Dictionary declassifies selected terms in a playful manner to emphasise the open-ended, provisional and unfinished nature of language. The exhibition brings together an eclectic plethora of themes including: Flickr Sunset, Greenwich Meridian, Mycelium, Overt Research, Pencil Test and War Primer. The exhibition is inspired by Georges Bataille’s infamous anti-dictionary for the dissident Surrealist journal Documents. It explores and expands the previous incarnations of Evans’ Critical Dictionary project, which was first developed as the online art journal criticaldictionary.com and later published as an anthology by the same name by Black Dog Publishing.

To coincide with this private view, WORK is also pleased to announce that David Evans will be signing copies of his Critical Dictionary anthology.

Associated Event: Private View
Thu 26 Jan 2012 6–9pm
Critical Dictionary


Event Title: Critical Dictionary
Postcode: 10A Acton St, London, WC1X 9NG
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