Text Art Archive

The Text Art Archive was established in March 2013 in conjunction with Bury Archives Service and the Centre for Poetics at Birkbeck University of London with the intention of documenting, securing and making easily available information on the history and practice of Language Art.

The archive holds:

  • physical and digital items including scanned images
  • correspondence
  • artists' personal documents
  • audio
  • video
  • original artworks

The Text Art Archive's aim is to stimulate critical thinking and writing in the field around the subject and to re-imagine the role of an archive by unlocking its artistic wealth by inviting artists to work with the archive and create new works. The collection includes artworks by Lawrence Weiner, Robert Grenier, Pavel Buchler.

The archive is both a research resource for artists and researchers as well as an active launch pad for new art projects. For further information & access details please contact Bury Archive Service on 0161 253 6782.

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