Why Words Now : Mitch Speed
On 10 November 2020 Why Words Now welcomed Mitch Speed.
Speed gave an online lecture starting from this quote: “To write, you have to pitch. In fact, writing sometimes seems like nothing more than pitching. Over and over you send ideas off, hoping for a response. Each time you ask a simple question: “Here is an idea. Would you like to have it?”. Yet despite its simplicity, this question cloaks a world of psychological complexity, and gets at anxieties central to the contemporary precariat economy. To pitch is to raise the question: Why my words now? And even: Why me now?!?!”
ON WHY WORDS NOW
In partnership with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Sculpture, Art Hub brings international artists, critics, curators and art historians to Copenhagen to present their work and in different ways answer the question about what the role of the language is and can be in the space of the visual arts. Why Words Now is curated by artist and academy professor Simon Dybbroe Møller, and independent curator and PhD student at Aarhus University Helga Just Christoffersen. Why Words Now is generously supported by The Danish Art Foundation.