Bob and Roberta Smith, Art Makes People Powerful (2013). Fabric with applique and embroidery. Courtesy of the artist and Pierogi Gallery.
Framing Fraktur explores the relationship between traditional fraktur and the work of seven contemporary artists presented through two simultaneous exhibitions this spring. The contemporary portion, Word & Image, will feature drawings, paintings, woodblock prints, and embroideries by Marian Bantjes (Canada), Anthony Campuzano (United States), Imran Qureshi (Pakistan), Elaine Reichek (United States), Bob and Roberta Smith (England), and Gert and Uwe Tobias (Romania/Germany).
Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Framing Fraktur will be mounted at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Library, and is free and open to the public. Word & Image, curated by Judith Tannenbaum, will appear throughout the building. Extensive online content, including digital exhibitions, timelines, a calendar of events, and other Fraktur-related material will be available in the spring of 2015 at freelibrary.org/fraktur.