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Aphasic Disturbance at CHELSEA space

Jan 24th, 2011

//Layla Curtis: World Political detail, 2001.//

Aphasic Disturbance, the current show at CHELSEA space, is curator Stephen Bury’s response to  “Two types of language and two types of aphasic disturbance”, the 1956 essay by the linguist/literary theorist Roman Jakobson on manifestations of aphasia (the loss of power of expression through speech).

And Bury – now Andrew W. Mellon chief librarian of New York’s Frick Art Reference Library – uses artists’ books and multiples in the main from the collections he built when he was at Chelsea College of Art & Design’s library between 1978 and 2000.

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