Arts Council Collection

A A A

The Last Word in Art

The Simple Truth

THE WILSON, CHELTENHAM

24 September 2016 - 08 January 2017

The Last Word in Art? explores the theme of language – word, image and body – in 20th century and contemporary art.

With work on display across a range of media by artists including David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Ian Hamilton Finlay and many more. Selected from the Arts Council collection and the collections held at The Wilson, the exhibition will show artists’ approaches to the use of text and language in the visual arts, and prompt debate about how ideas around the visual, literary and conceptual converge and diverge.