Amanda Wagner previewed Reading Room in print and online for the Philadelphia Daily News, 6 July, 2012.
Reading Room explores some of the ways in which contemporary visual artists, poets, writers, and scholars practice in the rich seam between art and writing. Focusing on works with particular sensual, personal, or material immediacy, the exhibition seeks to integrate expression and analysis.
An evening of screenings, performances, and texts curated by Becky Hunter provides space to explore, discuss, and nurture this new, interdisciplinary field of practice, commentary and research. In her Lawn Poem lecture, multimedia artist Stephanie Barber proposes a new, spatial and organic method of appreciating literature: “To know a poem one must live with it. […]