The Weight of Words
henry moore institute, leeds
7 July 2023 - 26 November 2023

The Weight of Words is an international group exhibition about the pursuit of poetry by sculptural means.

The exhibition features an intergenerational array of contemporary artists and poets from around the world who explore profound connections between the plastic and linguistic qualities of words, in ways that range from the humorous to the haunting.

Some of the works exhibit language as form. Others imply or encourage practices of speaking, writing and reading in poetic ways. Each work uses the weight, scale and context of its material presence to expand the imaginative potential of what is shaped, expressed and left behind in the name of poetry.

The Weight of Words is co-curated with Nick Thurston, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Literature, University of Leeds.

to know more about the exhibition: The Weight of Words, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds