Posts Tagged ‘International Art English’

#Hashtags: International Alt Hinglish

Ai Weiwei. He Xie, 2010-present; installation view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, 2012. Collection of the artist. Photo: Cathy Carver.

#institutions #work #language #InternationalArtEnglish Writing in Triple Canopy last year, Alix Rule and David Levine coined the term “International Art English” (hereby referred to as IAE) to describe a linguistic mode that is part polyglot, part jargon—peppered with French, German, and Latin but based on the structure of English. The authors took this hybrid language to task for lending a veneer of substance to numerous examples of art[…..]