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Why Words Now: Post Brothers

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Video by Søren Rye, Aske Thiberg & Madeleine Andersson

On October 6, 2020, Art Hub and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts welcomed Post Brothers, an enthusiast, word processor, and curator.

Post Brother’s lecture, titled A Tongue Without a Body, Which Writes, discussed practices of word processing within and around art. Considering how cultural objects drive specific textual logics, this presentation addressed the use and abuse of words, as well as the peculiar and precarious labor of putting words in artists’ and institutions’ mouths.

ABOUT POST BROTHERS

Post Brothers is a critical enterprise that includes Matthew Post, an enthusiast, word processor, and curator, often engaged in artist-centered projects and collaborations, or occupying the secondary information surrounding cultural production. From 2016 through 2019, Post Brothers was the curator at Kunstverein München in Munich, Germany.

Post Brothers has curated exhibitions and presented projects in Poland, Mexico, Canada, Spain, the United States, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Latvia, The Netherlands, and China. His essays and articles have been published in Annual Magazine, the Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, Cura, Fillip, Kaleidoscope, Mousse, Nero, Art Papers, Pazmaker, Punkt, Spike Art Quarterly, and TANK magazine, as well as in a litany of artist publications and exhibition catalogues.

Post Brothers also regularly participates in exhibitions with text-based and performative contributions, and lectures and teaches seminars throughout Europe. He lives in Kolonia Koplany, a small village in Eastern Poland, and works everywhere and anywhere.

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