Gert and Uwe Tobias, Ohne Titel (untitled). Courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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 from March 2 to June 14, and is free and open to the public. This opening day event will feature a conversation between curator Judith Tannenbaum, and three of the artists from Word & Image: Marian Bantjes, Anthony Campuzano, and Bob and Roberta Smith.