Over a decade of work by one artist responding to a national tragedy in a very personal way

The Language of History is a body of work by luke kurtis created in response to the tragedy of 9/11. Spanning the years 2001 to 2014, selected work from this series was curated and presented in an intimate exhibition at the Jefferson Market Library in New York City from 6 Sep to 4 Oct 2014. The exhibition featured photography, writing, artist’s books, and other work by the artist. The artist’s Langauge Tiles were created as a site-specific installation to complement the Tiles for America project which is permanently installed in the library.

A catalog was published by bd-studios.com and features an introduction by artist and Bushwick Art Crit Group founder Christopher Stout.

”kurtis is certainly looking for something additive to the traditional documentary narrative, and through [The Language of History] suggests a careful memorialization and honor to the living, and the dead, and also notably to the human process of grief.”

—Christopher Stout, Artist & Founder of Bushwick Art Crit Group