What happens when artworks are given a voice? Experimental art writer Maria Fusco (b. 1972) explores an imaginative world between language, silence and space in this display of nine masterworks from Spain’s leading collection of contemporary art.
Invited by Whitechapel Gallery to select works from ”la Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art and write an accompanying work of fiction, Fusco presents film, photography and sculpture by influential British painter Alan Charlton (b. 1948, UK), pioneering Spanish performance artist Esther Ferrer (b. 1937, Spain) and internationally-renowned artist Cindy Sherman (b. 1954, US). Her new short story NINE QWERTY BELLS. Fiction for Live Voice (2019) imagines the artworks speaking at a conference in distinctive voices. It is published in the exhibition catalogue and available to read in the gallery or to purchase.
”la Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art. Selected by Maria Fusco. Place: Whitechapel Gallery, London. From 8 May to 1 September 2019.