Renee Gladman’s “Plans for Sentences”

June 10, 2022

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Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher are joined by the revered writer and artist Renee Gladman to speak about her latest book, Plans for Sentences. Plans for Sentences is a collection of ink and watercolor drawings paired with texts, each labeled as a “figure,” making 60 figures in all. The drawings combine the scribbles of words and letters with the lines of cityscapes and buildings. The text meanwhile outlines what the titular “sentences” of the book will do. Gladman creates a new kind of architecture, made up of a blend of words and images, solid and in flux at the same time. The plans are for the future.

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