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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

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bd is the art and publishing studio by luke kurtis. we publish artists’ books and exhibition catalogs, organize exhibitions and performances, and more. we perform creative experiments and transform them into bold works of art.

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